A second state-of-the-art interventional radiology theatre will open its doors at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday (11 November).
Interventional radiology uses imaging technology such as x-ray, CT or ultrasound to look inside patients and perform minimally invasive procedures.
Interventional radiology plays a vital role in both planned and emergency patient care. Its innovative, evolving and often complex techniques have revolutionised patient care in a wide range of diseases and these less invasive procedures help save lives and enable patients to make a faster recovery.
The trust has invested £3million in the new theatre including recruiting new interventional radiology consultants, radiographers and radiology nurses.
More leading-edge treatments
Richard Hartley, interventional and cardiothoracic radiologist, said: “We are delighted to open our second interventional radiology theatre and expand our specialist team at James Cook.
“This fantastic facility will benefit patients for years to come and opens up the opportunity for us to introduce more leading-edge treatments.”
Simon Milburn, consultant interventional radiologist and clinical director, added: “The new theatre gives patients more rapid, around the clock access to a wider range of life saving and life altering procedures.
“It provides the access to interventional radiology that the population of the Tees Valley long deserve.”