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Work starts on new Stars Appeal funded MRI Scanning Suite

October 23rd 2020

Building work has started on the new Stars Appeal funded MRI Scanning Suite.

MRI building works launch

 (Photo: Stacey Hunter and Mr Graham Branagan on the site of the new scanner suite)

The suite will house one of two state-of-the-art new MRI scanners which will be arriving at the hospital over the coming months.  The first of these scanners, which is being installed in the new suite and has been funded by the NHS, is expected to be operational by early 2021.

The second, the Stars Appeal MRI scanner, which has been funded by your donations and fundraising towards our MRI Scanner Campaign, will be installed in the main hospital building in the Spring. Having two scanners at the hospital will help eliminate the need for patients to travel for a scan or use a mobile scanner in the hospital car park. In turn this will reduce waiting times and allow the introduction of cutting edge techniques including cardiac and prostate MRI.

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We are delighted to see the new suite and second MRI scanner coming to fruition. I would like to thank everyone that so generously supported our Stars Appeal MRI Scanner Campaign and helped us to reach the £1.5million target to make this fantastic development that will benefit so many local people, possible.”

Mr Graham Branagan - Consultant Surgeon and Chairman of the Stars Appeal MRI Scanner Campaign

This upgraded technology will help to improve patient diagnosis and care and I’d like to thank the Stars Appeal for funding the suit and the second scanner.  I would also like to thank our Library, Estates and Portering teams for their hard work in relocating our healthcare library and preparing the space for the builders.”

Stacey Hunter - Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive

Find out about the projects we’re fundraising for now here: http://starsappeal.org/our-wish-list/