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MPs open £1m new scanner at Newham University Hospital

MPs Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms made a special visit to Newham University Hospital to officially open a brand new state of the art MRI Scanner.

The new MRI scanner offers the latest technology, is improving clinical diagnosis, and is helping to reduce patient waiting times. It also means that local patients with suspected prostate cancer can now be scanned on site, rather than having to transfer to St Bartholomew’s Hospital to receive treatment.

Dr Hussein Kamel, Clinical Director of Imaging, said that the scanner is a fantastic investment for Newham Hospital: “Around 500 patients are being treated every month with the new scanner. It’s giving them the confidence to know they will receive the best treatment here at Newham Hospital. The MRI scanner is such a brilliant addition to our hospital, and the feedback we have received from our local community has been very positive.”

The MPs took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate this milestone. Stephen Timms MP said: “I really welcome the investment being made, which is being reflected in the high degree of confidence that the people of Newham now have in this hospital.”

Lyn Brown MP shared how she thought the MRI scanner is a great investment for the hospital, and congratulated staff for providing excellent care: “It’s been a delight to visit Newham Hospital today. I’ve had friends and constituents who have recently used Newham’s services and they have given glowing reports on the standards of care they have received. I’d like to thank all the staff for their dedication and hard work, in such challenging times. As always I am happy to hear from any constituent who wishes to discuss the health service and the service they have received.”

The visit was highlighted in an article by the Newham Recorder.


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