Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory Official Opening
Jun 12, 2015
Albury Wodonga Private Hospital, owned and operated by Ramsay Health Care has recently completed an upgrade to the Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory located within the hospital. On Friday 12th June 2015, The Hon. Sussan Ley, MP Minister for Health will be present to officially open the new Cath Lab, along with Mr Danny Sims, Chief Executive Officer for Ramsay Australia.
Albury Wodonga Private Hospital has recently installed a state of the art Philips Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory which is the only equipment of its kind in the Albury Wodonga region. The service has been upgraded to meet the needs of the community and to avoid the need for patients to travel long distances for many cardiac procedures.
A Cardiac Cath Lab is used for treatment of cardiac disease. It is able to determine if there are any blockages in the arteries or heart under direct x-ray vision.
The new equipment was commissioned in January this year and has already enabled over 150 patients to be successfully treated for a range of procedures including angiograms and the insertion of stents as well as pacemaker insertion.
Albury Wodonga Private Hospital provides interventional cardiac procedures to patients from a wide geographical area. The number of patients treated in the lab each week continues to grow and as such Ramsay Health Care recognised the need to upgrade the equipment to ensure the delivery of the highest quality and safe patient care.
Albury Wodonga Private Hospital have purchased the latest Cardiac Cathlab from Philips Healthcare - the Allura FD10 with Clarity IQ. Not only does this system provide the highest image quality to the Cardiologists, but it does so with the lowest possible radiation dose to the patients. This breakthrough technology has been enabled by Philips through new innovations requiring very powerful computing and smart software algorithms. Incorporating new advanced visualisation and interventional tools, the Cardiologists will be able to carry out investigative and minimal invasive procedures offering patients comfort in the knowledge that they are being treated on the most modern equipment available in the world.
Albury Wodonga is extremely fortunate to have available the services of three excellent cardiologists, Dr Jan du Plooy, Dr Jith Somaratne and Dr Naylin Bissessor. These doctors are supported by our highly trained nurses and radiologists and also two Albury Wodonga resident consultant cardiologists, Dr Kugan Nadarasa and Dr Jennifer Law. Superior standard nursing care is available post operation.
This system has been purchased with the first of kind Intellispace Portal Cardiac image reporting and archiving system in Asia Pacific. This will allow the reporting specialists the ability to diagnose and report on acquired images of the coronary vessels with ease and confidence.
The equipment has an excellent upgrade path ensuring the population of Albury, the Hospital and doctors will have advanced technology available for many years to come.