Busi­ness hits mile­stone with 900,000th x-ray

Manawatu Guardian - - GARDENING WITH AWAPUNI NURSERIES -

Broad­way Ra­di­ol­ogy has reached a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone and is head­ing to­wards the mil­lion mark in two years’ time.

It has now x-rayed its 900,000th pa­tient since the busi­ness opened its doors in Fe­bru­ary 1998.

Gen­eral man­ager Dun­can Scott says Broad­way Ra­di­ol­ogy (BRL) will x-ray or scan its mil­lionth pa­tient some­time dur­ing the year 2020.

He says the mile­stone vin­di­cated that BRL es­tab­lish a pri­vate, stand­alone med­i­cal imag­ing fa­cil­ity, and it also meant they had pro­vided a valu­able ser­vice to nearly a mil­lion pa­tients in the Manawatu¯ /Horowhenua re­gion.

The 900,000th pa­tient was a woman from Levin who vis­ited the Horowhenua Health Cen­tre. The fig­ure achieved is a lit­tle less than the to­tal num­ber of peo­ple in the South Is­land and about 12 times the pop­u­la­tion of Palmer­ston North.

“We al­ways en­vis­aged the re­gion re­quired a pri­vate imag­ing ser­vice to meet pa­tient needs in Palmer­ston North and the sur­round­ing dis­tricts. The last 20 years has proved us cor­rect.”

Dun­can says the de­mand has led to BRL mov­ing from its Broad­way Ave lo­ca­tion to a new state-of-the-art fa­cil­ity

‘We al­ways en­vis­aged the re­gion re­quired a pri­vate imag­ing ser­vice to meet pa­tient needs in Palmer­ston North and the sur­round­ing dis­tricts. The last 20 years has cor­rect.’ proved us

— Dun­can Scott, Broad­way Ra­di­ol­ogy gen­eral man­ager

in Grey St last year. It has fur­ther ex­panded to the Feild­ing and Horowhenua Health cen­tres.

“The need for a vi­able al­ter­na­tive to the pub­lic health sys­tem has seen BRL in­vest heav­ily in the lat­est tech­nol­ogy such as our lead­ing-edge MRI, CT and ul­tra­sound as well as ul­tra-mod­ern dig­i­tal x-ray equip­ment,” he says.

“This has been es­sen­tial be­cause of the grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple in our re­gion seek­ing pri­vate med­i­cal imag­ing ser­vices.”

BRL is lo­cally owned and op­er­ated and Dun­can says they are proud of the strong foot­print es­tab­lished in the city and sur­round­ing dis­tricts.

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