A DEPARTMENT at Wimborne’s Victoria Hospital will undergo a major £255,000 revamp next year, it has been announced.
The radiology department at at the Victoria Road hospital will undergo the transformation after Christmas, bringing a host of benefits for patients.
The work is being carried out thanks to £255,000 of charitable funding from the Friends of Victoria Hospital.
The Dorset HealthCare-run site will be refurbishing two X-ray rooms to deliver improved imaging and increased capacity.
Work will begin on Tuesday, January 3, and involve adjustments to radiology services at the hospital for around 13 weeks.
A temporary facility will continue to provide X-rays on site, though there may be a few exceptions, the hospital said.
“Where appropriate, some patients may be booked in at Poole Hospital, or offered the option of appointments at Swanage Hospital,” a spokesperson said.
“Ultrasound services will continue to be provided from Victoria Hospital during this time.”
The project is due to be completed by March 31.
Brad Rootes, Dorset HealthCare’s East Dorset and Purbeck locality manager, said: “I’d like to say a big thank-you to the Friends for this generous charitable donation.
“These improvements will make a huge difference to the radiology department and the facilities it can offer.”
Anne Salter, Friends of Victoria Hospital chair, thanked the community for its support for the group.
“The Wimborne community takes great pride in its wonderful hospital and hardworking staff and continually supports the Friends with donations and legacies which, in turn, allows us to fund these major projects,” she said.
“We are absolutely delighted with the changes being made and how this will improve the service for the future.”
For more information about the hospital and the charity, seedorsethealthcare.nhs.uk.