More woe for Braintree Community Hospital with blood tests, X-Rays and ultrasound services to be axed

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Fresh doubts have been raised over the long-term future of Braintree Community Hospital.

The concerns come as it was revealed the hospital’s integrated orthopaedic service, which offers numerous tests and treatments for patients with complex musculoskeletal conditions, will be axed.

Doubts had already been raised about its profitability after Serco, which manages the hospital, announced last month that it was seeking to cut short its contract following huge financial losses and a lack of referrals.

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12:22pm Thu 23 Jan 14

pierre-pierre says...

their performance on X rays, is to say the least very slow, had one done a couple of weeks ago and it took nearly a week to get the results over the road to the Doctors. At Broomfield, go for an X ray and walk back to outpatient and they have the result already.
The Lot at the community hospital are a separate company who sell a service to Serco, who then bill the NHS

Blood tests are done by Broomfield phlebotomists at the older St Michaels unit, which has nothing to do with the community hospital
their performance on X rays, is to say the least very slow, had one done a couple of weeks ago and it took nearly a week to get the results over the road to the Doctors. At Broomfield, go for an X ray and walk back to outpatient and they have the result already. The Lot at the community hospital are a separate company who sell a service to Serco, who then bill the NHS Blood tests are done by Broomfield phlebotomists at the older St Michaels unit, which has nothing to do with the community hospital pierre-pierre

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