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Clinic’s CT scanners used after KEMH machines break down

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The King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (File photograph)

A healthcare clinic has stepped in to provide CT scans while repairs are carried out on the hospital’s machines.

A Bermuda Hospitals Board spokeswoman said on Thursday that the organisation had teamed up with the Brown-Darrell Clinic in Smith’s.

Daniel Stovell, BHB’s chief of radiology, said: “Many times patients who are scanned using a CT, such as stroke patients, can use alternative modalities, such as MRI.

“For patients whose only option is a CT scan, we are very grateful to the collaboration with the Brown-Darrell Clinic who will carry out the CT scan for us.

“If patients who attend emergency require a CT, they will be transported by ambulance to Brown-Darrell, then return to KEMH where diagnosis and treatment will resume.”

The Brown-Darrell Clinic (File photograph)

He added: “We apologise for anyone who is impacted.

“It is very unfortunate that both CT scanners have been impacted at the same time and we are working closely with the manufacturer, GE.

“The parts will be on island this week and we expect the service to resume by next week.”