4 September 2018

Bexhill Hospital League of Friends to purchase second MRI Scanner for Conquest Hospital

The League of Friends of the Bexhill Hospital have agreed to fund the purchase of a second state-of-the-art MRI Scanner for Conquest Hospital. The donation amounts to £679,000, and is in addition to £54,000 previously donated to the Conquest Hospital Scanner appeal, which is funding the first MRI scanner.

Stuart Earl, Chairman of The League of Friends of the Bexhill Hospital said: “The Friends Committee was unanimous in its support to fully purchase a second MRI scanner for Conquest Hospital. A commitment like this is only made possible thanks to local people who give so generously to the Friends. These scanners produce detailed images of the inside of the body, to help doctors diagnose conditions. Having two state-of-the-art scanners will benefit our local residents who use services at Conquest Hospital, and will also prevent many from having to travel further afield for these scans.

“The Bexhill League appreciates the tremendous efforts being made to bring the latest technology to our local hospital. With these improvements we are convinced that the very best consultants and staff, will have all the right tools to look after our community. Their commitment to excellence is matched by our desire to do all we can to make sure our residents get the best treatment they possibly can, right here close to home.”

Dr Adrian Bull, ESHT Chief Executive said: “On behalf of the Trust, I would like to thank the Bexhill League of Friends for their incredibly generous donation to fund the purchase a second MRI scanner at Conquest Hospital. This donation, along with their initial sizable donation to the Conquest Scanner appeal, is an enormous boost to the Trust, and will help us provide excellent care and treatment facilities for local people.”

The two new MRI scanners will be housed in a, soon to be built, new extension, on the western side of Conquest Hospital.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the body. An MRI scanner is a large tube that contains powerful magnets. You lie inside the tube during the scan. An MRI scan can be used to examine almost any part of the body. The results of an MRI scan can be used to help diagnose conditions, plan treatments and assess how effective previous treatment has been.