I am so pleased that one of the most advanced scanners in the world is allowing doctors and nurses on Cocos (Keeling) Islands (CKI) to deliver safer and better health care to you, and improve patient outcomes. Yesterday I visited the health clinic on Home Island and viewed the new ultrasound scanning device, funded by the Australian Government, which will enable doctors to diagnose problems and disease earlier on island. This includes implementing treatment sooner, and saving patients from having to seek diagnosis and treatment in Perth. The ultrasound features the latest modern medical imaging technology with ultra-high resolution and advanced diagnostic software tools, and replaces its predecessor model after almost ten years in service. The new machine has full cardiac capability and will enable improved musculoskeletal examinations and vascular imaging. Local medical staff will use images from the new machine to consult with off island specialists and to […]