The Liverpool Women's Hospital took delivery of a Mobile CT Scanner located near the front of the hospital in February this year and saw its first patient on 7th March. Since then the CT scanner has seen over 1,200 patients. The mobile CT unit is part of the development of a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) onsite at the hospital.
Not only will the new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) enable thousands of additional scans to be undertaken every year for patients in the region, it will also help to reduce risk for some of our most seriously ill patients, who at the moment are transferred across the city when they need urgent scans. This development started as part of the Crown Street Enhancements Programme but has now been significantly expanded. The CDC at Liverpool Women’s is one of five in Cheshire and Merseyside. To view image of the scanner click here.
The Liverpool Women’s is working with partner organisations such as Liverpool University Hospitals (LUHFT), Liverpool Heart and Chest (LHCH) and The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre (CCC) as this Mobile CT will increase overall CT capacity for LWH and other patients in the area.
The new Community Diagnostic Centre at Liverpool Women’s will deliver other tests for local people, such as non-obstetric ultrasounds, MRI and cardiac and respiratory diagnostics. These services are expected to be delivered over the coming months.
The work to establish a Community Diagnostic Centre at Crown Street is progressing as part of the Crown Street Enhancements Programme to create a new colposcopy suite, CT, and MRI imaging facilities. This work is going well and is on track for completion on time; the colposcopy suite is due to be completed in June 2022, with permanent CT and MRI due for completion in December 2022.
This programme is part of a national programme, for which LWH has been awarded an initial £5.2m. There are other CDCs in the region and in the area. More information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/40-community-diagnostic-centres-launching-across-england