October 5, 2023

Northern Imaging Victoria is live!

As of 5 October 2023, Northern Imaging Victoria (NIV) is officially here!

Northern Health’s very own imaging service is now operating at three campuses: Northern Hospital Epping, Broadmeadows Hospital and Bundoora Centre. The team is also excited to welcome more than 100 new and transitioning imaging staff who will be joining Northern Health.

“Since the crack of dawn yesterday, up until late last night and early this morning, the team has been working incredibly hard to bring all imaging systems onto the Northern Health network. We could not have done it without the hard work of the Northern Health ICT team, Imaging project team and our vendors,” said Asim Jaleel, RIS, PACS, Informatics Manager.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the project team, Northern Health and our partners for getting us to where we are. Our success in establishing Northern Imaging Victoria is attributed to the collaborative culture of our organisation and the tireless effort of our industry partners,” said A/Prof. Terry Kok, Director of Imaging Services.

As imaging moves in-house, Northern Health will be able to provide a more integrated model of value-based healthcare by upholding high standards of practice and transparency to continue enhancing the experience of our patients and clinicians. With the projected growth of the organisation, we anticipate further expansion in the range of medical imaging services provided at Northern Health.

“Having our own in-house Medical Imaging service has been a long time coming. The project team has worked tirelessly over the past year to get to where we are now. Please stay tuned as we are really excited to announce future plans for Northern Imaging Victoria in the near future,” said A/Prof. Prahlad Ho, Divisional Director, Diagnostic & Outpatient Services and Divisional Director (Medical), Cancer Services.

Congratulations to the imaging team and all involved in this outstanding achievement, and welcome Northern Imaging Victoria to the Northern Health family!

Inset: A/Prof. Terry Kok, Director of Imaging Services and Sophie Dodson, Operations Manager, putting up the first sign for Northern Imaging Victoria.