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Wyong Hospital’s new MRI machine ready for patients

Wyong Hospital’s new MRI machine, funded as part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals
Government’s $200 million Wyong Hospital Redevelopment, is set to be operational and providing
MRI scans for patients from this month.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch said the new MRI machine will bring
onsite MRI services to the hospital for the first time.

“Having onsite MRI services at Wyong Hospital will reduce the need for patients to be transferred
to Gosford Hospital or a private provider for diagnostic imaging, enabling treatments to commence
sooner and faster diagnosis,” Mr Crouch said.

“The new MRI machine will complement the additional CT scanner, X-ray machine and ultrasound
rooms which were included in the newly expanded Wyong Hospital medical imaging department
that was delivered as part of the redevelopment.”

To support the operation of the MRI machine, Mr Crouch said the District was looking forward to
welcoming an expanded Imaging Team to support patient’s Medical Imaging needs at Wyong

“A senior radiographer has already commenced and has been working on the commissioning of
the new machine, including work to calibrate and test the machine,” Mr Crouch said.

“Recruitment is now underway for another radiographer, a radiologist to perform the reporting for
the new service, a nurse to supervise the use of IV contrast used during the scans, an
administration officer to facilitate the bookings and a Patient Service Assistant (PSA) to transfer
patients to the machine from their hospital ward.

“These important roles are all new positions for Wyong Hospital, and we are looking forward to
having them on board.”

The design phase for the final stage of the refurbishment of the existing hospital building is
underway, with works expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The Wyong Hospital redevelopment is part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s
record $11.9 billion investment in health infrastructure over four years to 2025-26.

Since 2011, the NSW Government has delivered more than 180 health capital works projects across NSW, with more than 130 projects currently underway – of those, more than 90 are in rural and regional areas.

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