Snow stopping new MRI Scanner delivery at Warwick Hospital

It was delivered to the hospital despite the snowy weather over the weekend

Monday, 25th January 2021, 1:00 pm
Updated Monday, 25th January 2021, 1:04 pm
A new state-of-the-art MRI scanner was delivered to Warwick Hospital at the weekend despite the snowy weather conditions. Photo supplied

A new state-of-the-art MRI scanner was delivered to Warwick Hospital on Sunday (January 23) despite the snowy weather conditions.

The £1.7million investment was approved to upgrade the current scanner and offer improved image quality, enhancing the diagnostic services for communities in South Warwickshire.

The new scanner will be housed in the current unit, with a temporary mobile MRI service within Car Park C during installation.

A new state-of-the-art MRI scanner was delivered to Warwick Hospital at the weekend despite the snowy weather conditions. Photo supplied

The first patients will be using the new MRI scanner in March 2021.

Sophie Gilkes, Director of Development at the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, said: “With increasing demand for diagnostics I am delighted we have been able to invest in a new MRI scanner and improve the service we can offer.

" It is a challenging time in the NHS at the moment, so positive developments like this are fantastic and will support the timely delivery of healthcare in the future."