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News 4K technology for St George’s FROM HOLLYWOOD to the operating theatre – technology used in blockbuster movies is now being used to help Christchurch surgeons during operations. The 4k imaging technology has been incorporated in the five new operating theatres built as part of the redevelopment at St George’s Hospital. The technology has been used to film big screen movies, including the Hunger Games and Spectre. It produces a resolution four times higher than the traditional Full HD, making it possible to zoom in on the smallest details and magnify them. That will allow surgeons to watch what they are doing live on a screen during keyhole surgery, and zoom in as they work to see right to the individual blood vessels. Hospital chief executive Greg Brooks said the technology would directly benefit patients. “The redevelopment has provided us with a key opportunity to invest in worldleading innovation to provide our patients with superior care,” he said.
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ADVANCED: One of the new operating theatres at St George’s, where the new 4k technology will make it easier for surgeons to do keyhole surgery. The technology now in use has been used in big screen movies, including the Hunger Games.
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In Brief BARBECUE ARRIVES A barbecue donated by the Wigram Lions Club has been delivered to Burnside Park and is being stored until the shelter and picnic tables arrive. City council staff are currently working through the building consent required for the shelter, which is due to arrive in July. Installation of the barbecue and shelter will also take place in July. However, the delivery of the picnic tables has been delayed. NEW MEMBERS THe Elmwood Club has two new sport clubs using its community facilities. The Shirley Volleyball Club and Canterbury Handball have joined as affiliate members and take a joint membership of more than 100 to the club.
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SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT Northcote School is to undergo a building redevelopment, set to be completed by the end of 2019. The Board of Trustees is currently working on concept plans for the new-look school. Not only will the redevelopment impact the buildings but it may also change the way the school’s classes are structured and the way teachers manage them.