The Brackley Community Hospital 2020 Trust is keen to keep its supporters and all local residents as well informed as possible. However, in order to inform you all, it is first necessary for us to know things!
We were asked to hand over the public contribution towards the new piece of kit at the end of March and this was done - £90,000. We knew that the machine was delivered onsite at the end of May but we also knew that it would not be immediately operational – commissioning and training would be required first. A decision was therefore made not to publicise the machine’s existence too soon.
An update received yesterday is that there is some connectivity work still to be done between Brackley and Northampton before it can become operational. This is a communications issue and requires the application of IT specialists. The trustees were able to visit the x-ray room yesterday and see that the equipment really does exist.
However, we have to be patient and wait for all the cogs to drop into place before it can come into regular use for us all. And we have to bear in mind that this equipment will be used only for diagnostic and not for emergency x-rays.
In the meantime, this message is the latest information that is available. There is nobody working in any part of the Brackley Medical Centre And Community Hospital on Wellington Road who knows any more, so further details are not yet available.
As soon as we can bring you more news, rest assured we will.