WDHB to consult rural communities on their radiology services
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WDHB allied health manager Louise Allsopp (left) and Radiology Department clinical manager Lisa Brown

WDHB allied health manager Louise Allsopp (left) and Radiology Department clinical manager Lisa Brown.


 
18 June 2013
 
Whanganui District Health Board’s Radiology Department wants to know how well they are serving the rural areas.
 
The WDHB recently received international accreditation (IANZ) for its Whanganui service. Now it’s keen to receive the same accreditation for its two-day-a-week service in Taihape and one-day-a-week service in the Waimarino area.
 
It’s the first time in many years that the Radiology Department has met the IANZ standards achieved by radiology departments worldwide.
 
“I’m sure city residents will appreciate why we want our rural patients to know they too have access to a service of international standard,” says Radiology Department clinical manager Lisa Brown.
 
“To start this process off, the WDHB has commissioned a service analysis team to look at the numbers of patients being seen in the rural areas and the quality of service provided to them.
 
“The team consists of a range of clinicians including radiographers, a doctor and WDHB managers who have an interest in ensuring the rural communities receive the best possible service available.
 
“To enable us to hear the thoughts of those who use the service, we invite rural residents to call WDHB allied health manager Louise Allsopp on 06 348 1235 Extn 8942 or email Louise on louise.allsopp@wdhb.org.nz.”