A new cardiac catheter suite will be opened at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital by Liverpool football legend Graeme Souness this evening.
The hospital, based on Lansdowne Road, is the first private hospital in the UK to invest in the Artis Q for interventional cardiology.
The opening event will give invited guests the opportunity to see the new facilities and meet key consultants that work at the hospital.
The new suite is part of a £5 million renovation project and is another addition to the hospital’s list of contemporary treatment options that allows patients to receive a full cardiac service.
Hospital Director at Nuffield Health Bournemouth David McNair said: “The introduction of our high tech cardiac catheter suite is a huge investment for the Hospital which will provide vital cardiac support to the residents of Dorset.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Graeme Souness, along with all our invited guests at the exclusive event on Wednesday evening.”
The Artis Q uses unique x-ray tube technology taking performance and precision to an unprecedented level.
The enhanced image quality increases the visibility of small blood vessels and stents up to 70% and also helps reduce the radiation dose to the patients and staff by 60%.
The new “clear stent live” (not available on older generation equipment) allows the operator to be precise in the stent placement, speed up the procedure and reduce the amount of x-ray dye received by the patient.
Cardiac Services Manager Norma Cox said: “From having the privacy of their own room, to ease of parking, patients receive the full private patient experience from the moment they arrive.
“A big part of cardiac disease is waiting to be treated. If you’ve been told you need something done, then you want it done straight away. At Nuffield, the procedures are done in a timely fashion.”
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