The ABC has a tale of woe surrounding the MRI scanner at Canberra Hospital which has not had a happy history.
FOI documents show the scanner’s operating table has been subject to two recalls by the Canadian manufacturer because of problems with the hydraulics and locking mechanism.
Hospital staff were told last August not to book any more MRI cases in the short term.
But the documents show the scanner was not used until six months later in March this year.
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The documents also show hospital staff moved the scanner table to make way for other types of surgery, despite warnings from the manufacturer and a technician about potential damage to the table, and safety risks.
UPDATE 04/06/12 15:02: The FOI cache is now available