A STATE-OF-THE-ART MRI scanner has been delivered to Stratford Hospital.
The scanner will be housed in a new MRI suite, which will have its own reception area and staff facilities on the ground floor of the hospital, and means patients in Stratford and the surrounding area will be able to access diagnostic services closer to home. The first patients will be using the new MRI suite in May.
In 2014 plans were approved to develop a new £22million hospital in the heart of Stratford.
The building is twice the size of the previous hospital and houses a cancer services unit on the top floor and a dedicated eye unit on the first floor.
As well as the MRI suite, the ground floor is also home to Café Lomas – a health and wellbeing hub – providing information and advice on a range of health and wellbeing services in the area.
Jayne Blacklay, South Warwickshire Foundation Trust director of development, said: “Since the hospital was opened last July it has been fantastic to see patients benefit from the services in a first class setting.
“It is now really exciting to see Stratford Hospital develop further with its own MRI scanner. There is a growing demand for diagnostic services, so the new scanner at Stratford will help us to ensure patients are able to access these vital services in a timely way.”