GE Healthcare today unveils a ‘one of a kind’ virtual video tour of the London 2012 Olympic Village Polyclinic, allowing viewers to see inside an Olympic Village Polyclinic for the first time and learn more about the broad range of medical imaging technologies in use from GE Healthcare.
One of the most important aspects of the Games is the health and wellbeing of the over 22, 000 competing Olympic and Paralympic athletes and team officials, ensuring they have access to the best possible facilities. As the official healthcare partner of the 2012 Games, GE Healthcare has worked with the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to ensure these facilities are in place and equipped with the latest imaging technology. During the Games even the most minor ailment can have implications for an athlete’s performance, so the Olympic Village Polyclinic offers medical support to help them deliver their best performance, and the imaging services are key part of this, in helping diagnose, treat and monitor athletes.
During the video experience viewers can navigate between the technologies in use, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, X-Ray, electrocardiogram (ECG) and I.T & monitoring systems that will supply care, early diagnosis and treatment for over 22, 000 competing London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic athletes, as well as Games’ attendees and team staff.
Also featured in this first are officials from LOCOG explaining how the Olympic Village Polyclinic facility is available to offer world-class healthcare services during the Games 24/7 as well as how some of the sophisticated medical equipment will be put to use.
Dr Richard Budgett, LOCOG Chief Medical Officer, said “People really do have to view this video experience to see how the Polyclinic will operate during the Games. The building itself, as well as the world-class medical services we offer here, is something that we are very proud of – it’s quite remarkable. This is also a great opportunity to see how the GE Healthcare technology will be used.”
About GE and the Olympic Games
GE is the exclusive provider of a wide range of innovative products and services that are integral to staging a successful Olympic Games. GE works closely with host countries, cities and organizing committees to provide infrastructure solutions for Olympic venues including power, lighting, water treatment and transportation. GE also supplies local hospitals with diagnostic imaging equipment and healthcare IT solutions like ultrasound, MRI and electronic medical record technologies to help doctors treat athletes. For more information, visit www.ge.com/olympicgames.
GE is also a partner of British Triathlon teams, providing support and expertise for the athletes as they prepare and compete at the highest levels in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games. We support British Triathlon Elite events, Elite Paratriathlon team, Age Group teams, home nation regional academies, and the British Triathlon Coach Development programme.