Guernsey

Guernsey patients face delays after fault in CT scanner

People waiting for a CT scan in Guernsey will face delays after a fault developed with the island's scanner.

Richard Evans, deputy chief officer of the Health and Social Services Department, said appointments would be re-booked for next week.

He said the scanner would be repaired in place but services would be delayed.

The CT scanner is used for whole body imaging and diagnostic investigations as well as to assess patients who have suffered head injuries.

He said about 25 patients would be affected and people needing an urgent scan would be sent to Southampton.

"New parts are being sent from Germany and will be arriving in Guernsey tomorrow, which is also when the service engineers will be on site.

"We estimate the scanner will be back in operation by the end of the day tomorrow," he said.

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