Sunshine Hospital marked the official opening of its new Interventional Radiology Suite on Tuesday 16 June.
Representatives from Toshiba, who installed the equipment, which includes a Biplane Interventional Suite Package and Low Dose CT Scanner, were in attendance and carried out a Kagami-Biraki Ceremony to celebrate the opening.
Left to right: Dr Marcus Mykytowycz – Clinical Director of Medical Imaging, Western Health, Russell Harrison – Executive Director of Operations, Western Health, Juliette Alush – Executive Director, People culture Communications, Western Health, Chantal Guziak – State Manager – Victoria, Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd Medical Division
This new equipment provides Sunshine Hospital with some significant new benefits.
The new CT scanner introduces the ability to see bariatric patients in a timely manner and provides a lower dosage, while the biplane interventional suite provides the ability to perform angiography examinations on children and eliminates the need to transfer patients to Footscray.
Above: Our new Interventional Radiology Suite
“Today’s opening celebrates the final piece of the puzzle in the establishment of intensive care, cardiac and interventional radiology services here at Sunshine Hospital,” Western Health Chief Executive, Associate Professor Alex Cockram said.
“This interventional suite is an incredibly important resource for our patients – over the next 12 months, up to 1200 patients could receive treatment with the aid of this equipment - treatment that they have been unable to receive at this hospital until now.
“With the Women’s and Children’s Hospital being developed here over the next three years, this interventional suite will also be invaluable in assisting women with complications during pregnancy or birth,” A/Prof Cockram added.
Western Health’s Executive Director of Operations, Russell Harrison also addressed those gathered for the Kagami-Biraki Ceremony.
“Today’s opening marks another step in the expansion of Sunshine Hospital. Since the start of this year, Western Health has undergone some of the biggest changes in its history, with the opening of Critical Care Services at Sunshine Hospital.
“The changes signify a milestone in the transition of an excellent health service to one which is able to deliver the highest standard of health care with modern, purpose built surroundings and equipment. These changes place Western Health in the best position to provide the best possible care to the people of the West.”
Toshiba also installed the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories Package in the recently opened Sunshine Hospital Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory.