Imaging upgrades at Dandenong Hospital

Dandenong Hospital’s imaging service is about to receive a significant upgrade.

Works to commence in late January and running until early 2021 will relocate one of the two existing CT scanners to an improved location, closer to emergency and with quicker access for employees.

An additional MRI system will be installed, to be co-located with the existing MRI in an upgraded environment.

“We are staging this project to ensure Dandenong Hospital does not lose the ability to perform MRIs at any stage,” said Malcolm Gibson, Manager of Monash Imaging Dandenong Hospital.

“This is an important development for our patients. Upon completion of the project we will have improved physical spaces, a better separation of inpatient and outpatient activity, and increased imaging capacity at the site.”

Project Manager Frank Michienzi said the project will involve some disruption for employees at Dandenong.

“We’re working closely with clinical leaders at Dandenong Hospital to minimise the impact of construction work. Staging the project so that MRI service is maintained at all times has been our priority.”

Upon completion the project will reduce congestion in the imaging department, while delivering a new layout that improves patient flow. By increasing MRI capacity the project will significantly improve the patient experience at Dandenong Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Department.

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