£1.2m MRI suite
scans first patients
SOUTHPORT hospital's new
£1.2m MRI scanner suite has welcomed its first patients.
The radiography department at Southport and Formby District General
Hospital was extended to accommodate the £500,000, 7-tonne machine
which was lowered into position by a 50ft crane in September 2014.
Jeanette Abraham, assistant director of operations for planned care,
said:- "This is a major investment which will help meet
increasing demand for MRI services. A second scanner will also
reduce waiting times for diagnostic investigations and, in turn, get
patients home more quickly." The hospital's existing scanner, which was installed in 2005, will
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a type of scanner that uses
strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce detailed images of
the inside of the body.
The scans can be used to examine almost any part of the body and the
results can be used to help diagnose conditions, plan treatments and
assess how effective previous treatment has been.
Hesketh Round Table raise £1990.58 With Pudsey Bear for Children In
PUDSEY Bear would like to
say a:- 'BIG THANK YOU' to all the people he met during his day in
Southport for their kind donation and support for the Children In
Pudsey and his Southport Hesketh Round Table support team were made
very welcome as they travelled around from early morning to late
evening on Friday 14th November.
We have collected a Record Breaking £1990.58 and 2 Euros!
Pudsey started his day in Southport Railway Station, posed for many
photographs and then travelled by train to Birkdale. After a
delicious breakfast in the Retreat, Pudsey had a walk around the
village in the shops and a children's nursery.
MD Travel then kindly provided a Limo Party Bus to transport Pudsey
and the Round Table team to visit Ainsdale village and a couple more
In the afternoon and evening Pudsey Bear was back in Southport town
centre doing a walkabout visiting shops, cafes, restaurants and
Pudsey Bear and Southport Hesketh Round Table would like to say a
special thank you to Merseyrail, Retreat in Birkdale, MD Travel,
Champion Accountants, Spiga Restaurant, Lings on Kings Restaurant,
Gorgemead Ltd and all the various press for your continued support.
We all had a great fun day, Pudsey posed for many photos, made new
friends and raised a fantastic amount for the Children In Need
For more information about
Southport Hesketh Round Table visit our