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starring on TV
the Garrick Hospital could find themselves taking a starring
role in a medical TV series.
Up and running
at the hospital is a £30,000 state-of-the- art telemedicine
link with Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.
And thanks to
high-tech cameras, imaging and monitoring equipment, some
patients who in the past would have had to go to the infirmary,
are now treated in Stranraer.
of having to see a consultant personally, the link can now
be made over a special phone line.
will improve links between the two hospitals; support Garrick
doctors and nurses; allow consultants and patients to link
up from a distance; facilitate teaching sessions at Stranraer
and enable pictures not only of X-rays and cardiograms but
of patients so that injury diagn-osis and potential treatment
and care can be discussed.
And as the system
spreads, the Garrick can eventually be connected to many other