Look at the ‘hidden’ parts of PEH are voted a success

ISLANDERS got a unique insight into the workings of the hospital on Saturday when the radiology and pathology departments opened up their doors.

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To the CT scanner and beyond for this model of Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear, which was used during Saturday’s open day to show how the equipment works in the ‘hidden’ part of the Princess Elizabeth Hospital – radiology and pathology. (Picture by Steve Sarre, 17734781)

Throughout the day groups of 10 were given an interactive tour and were able to get up close and personal with some key equipment used for radiology examinations and pathology tests.

With staff on hand with information, the public got to learn more about the vital, but hidden services, which serve the community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Retired office worker Joan Aslett, 80, was among those that took up the opportunity. She watched as the group got to see images of a leg of lamb, a fish and some even had a go at scanning a model of Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear.

‘I have been in hospital before and had some of these things, so I just thought it would be interesting to come down and see it from the other side,’ Mrs Aslett said.

‘I think it is good that the hospital does this and opens up its doors.’

Combined, the departments cost £6.2m. a year to run.