Other hospitals around the world are receiving new pneumatic tube treatment. Along with computer panels installed at the foot of each new bed, an ICU unit in West Virginia has also installed pneumatic tube systems, because "sometimes a couple of minutes makes a difference". New systems are linking clinics in Beloit Memorial Hospital and Beloit Clinic, in Wisconsin, and older systems are being upgraded in Geisinger Medical Centre, in Danville, Virginia. One new hospitals' renovation including a pneumatic tube system, in Gardner, Massachusetts, made one nurse feel as if she was "on an other planet". A little sci-fi futuristic utopia appearing in our hospitals perhaps?
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