New bedside x-ray machine for Winchester hospital

In this Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 photo provided by the Winchester District Memorial Hospital, members of the hospital auxiliary hand over a new bedside x-ray machine to hospital staff. Pictured, from left, are Peter Sorby (Auxiliary President), Karen Graham (Auxiliary Treasurer), Denis Arseneau (Diagnostic Imaging), Judilyn Weatherbee (Diagnostic Imaging); Shirley Rose (Team Leader, Diagnostic Imaging), Chantal Tremblay (Diagnostic Imaging) and Alan Archer (Chief Liaison Officer, Volunteer Services). (WDMH via Newswatch Group)

WINCHESTER – For people too sick to make it to the x-ray room at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, the newest technology can come to them.

The hospital’s auxiliary has donated $191,675 to the hospital for a new portable x-ray machine.

“It (the mobile unit) provides instant images for physicians to review and a reduced amount of radiation for patients. And it’s ergonomically friendly for our technologists,” Team Leader Shirley Rose said.

The money from the auxiliary was raised through a number of activities including a community dance and the bridge club.

The old x-ray machine has been donated to Haiti to help in health care treatment there.