Tuesday, May 21, 2013

X-ray service back in a fortnight

AN experienced radiographer would be appointed in the next two or three weeks to run the New Norfolk Hospital's x-ray service, mayor Martyn Evans has been told. Following speculation that the facility was to be closed, Councillor Evans today released the text of an email from the Tasmanian Health Organisation South.
The THO South is committed to the New Norfolk Hospital radiology service. The permanent radiographer left her position at the end of last week and recruitment has been underway to find a replacement. Whilst this is not yet complete, a limited service will be provided from the RHH as staffing permits. However, it is anticipated that the full three day per week service will be resumed in 2-3 weeks.
The capital investment made in the purchase of a digital X-ray was well thought through when this decision was made, and the service will continue to be provided and is an important part of addressing the local communities needs and supporting the local GPs. 
Jane Holden
Chief Executive Officer
Tasmanian Health Organisation - South

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