MRI TARGET reachedThanks to the amazing support of local people and organisations, we reached our £1.5million MRI Scanner Campaign target in March 2019, read more here

Thank you to everyone that has supported the campaign, either by fundraising, donating or just simply spreading the word. With your help, the second MRI Scanner will make a tremendous difference to the lives of tens of thousands of local people. 

To find out more about the completed MRI Scanner campaign, and the benefits a second MRI Scanner will bring to the local community please read the original campaign information below.

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Please help us raise £1.5million for a second MRI scanner


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"A second MRI scanner will enable us to provide local people with the best possible scans right here in their local hospital using the very latest MRI techniques. Please join me and my fellow doctors and surgeons in supporting the Stars Appeal MRI Scanner Campaign - thank you.”

Mr Graham Branagan, Consultant Surgeon and Chair of the Stars Appeal MRI Scanner Campaign

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Why does Salisbury District Hospital need a second MRI scanner?
A second scanner will mean patients can have their MRI scans faster here at their local hospital. And cancer, stroke, heart and many other patients will benefit from the very latest MRI diagnostic techniques, reducing the need for invasive procedures.

The existing MRI scanner at Salisbury District Hospital helps thousands of local people each year. But it is now running at full capacity. This means more and more people are having to travel to other hospitals for their MRI scan or use a mobile scanner in the hospital car park.

What will the benefits be?

1. Local care for local people

No need to travel to other hospitals for your scan.

2. The most advanced diagnostic tests

The very latest technology will allow the introduction of cutting edge diagnostic techniques including cardiac and prostate MRI.

3. Waiting times cut

Medical staff will be able to:

  • Diagnose conditions more quickly, which helps save lives
  • Treat patients more quickly
  • Get results faster, reducing anxiety for patients and their families?
  • Get patients home from hospital sooner

 4. High quality scans always available

Faster, better and more accessible scans.

Who will benefit?

Around 10,000 local people each year. The new scanner will help diagnose:

  • Cancer including prostate, childhood, breast, throat, liver, lung and bowel
  • Strokes
  • Heart conditions
  • Childhood disease and disability
  • Liver problems
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Arthritis, bone and joint damage
  • Brain injury and tumours
  • Eye conditions
  • Chronic back pain, sciatica, slipped discs
  • Many, many other conditions

The second MRI scanner will help our entire community:

  • People of all ages from children to the elderly
  • Local soldiers and their families
  • Patients from Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset
  • Maybe even you or someone you know…