Hertford County Hospital has a new x-ray machine that will improve a patient’s experience. Costing £200,000, the x-ray machine was funded by the East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity and will allow Hertford County to offer a full range of diagnostic services to its patients in a state-of-the-art air conditioned room. 

Above: Bob Niven, Chair of East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity (left centre) and Julie Charlwood, operational lead radiology (right centre) with members of the radiology and clinical support services team

Julie Charlwood, operational lead radiology, said:

“We are so grateful to the Hospitals’ Charity for funding the new x-ray equipment. It will make a huge difference to patient experience, ensuring a fast and accurate diagnosis. The machine will also reduce waiting times, increasing choice and convenience for our patients at Hertford County Hospital.”

Bob Niven, Chair of East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity, officially opened the new x-ray machine. He said:

“Without this machine, patients would have had to travel to the Lister or the New QEII to have their x-ray, which would have negatively impacted on their patient experience. As a Charity, we aim to go above and beyond for our patients, and the purchase of this machine would not have been possible without the generous donations made to the Hospitals’ Charity.”