Appeal launched for £750,000 MRI scanner
£186,319.64 has been donated towards the Chad/Sherwood Forest Hospitals MRI Scanner Appeal. The Chad newspaper teamed up with the Trust to launch a £750,000 fundraising appeal to purchase a new state-of-the-art MRI scanner for King’s Mill Hospital.
The brand new scanner will revolutionise the services King’s Mill offers and allow patients to be treated quicker, safer and illnesses to be diagnosed at an earlier stage.
The new MRI scanner – a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualise internal structures of the body in detail – is expected to be used over the next seven years to treat thousands of patients across the local community.
Photograph courtesy of the Chad newspaper
Café section leader John Deeming handing over donation to Jayne Burkitt with staff from radiology and the King's Mill Voluntary Services
The Chad and the Trust are now urging the local community, businesses and fundraising groups to back the MRI appeal and dig deep.
Tracy Doucét, Trust Chairman, said: “This is a massive investment but one that will last for seven years. This is one of the single biggest pieces of equipment that a hospital can purchase.
“We really think the community will get behind us. Top quality healthcare is something that the public deserves. It is a massive amount of money but we are confident we can meet our target.”
Jayne Burkitt, radiography services manager said: “The new MRI scanner would allow us to do examinations that previously were done in other hospitals.
“We need everyone to get behind this appeal. It really is an exciting campaign.”
MRI provides good contrast between the different soft tissues of the body, which makes it especially useful in imaging the brain, muscles, the heart and cancers compared with other medical imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) or x-rays. Unlike CT scans or traditional X-rays, MRI does not use ionizing radiation.
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