The James Cook University Hospital Cardiac MR Scanner Appeal

At the moment, due to the high demand for MRI scans across the Trust, the Regional Cardiac Centre is able to provide a limited service, well below what it should be, given the amazing diagnostic advance these scans offer. The Trust Management agree with the need for more cardiac MRI scans, but does not have the space or resource to build the room required for a dedicated scanner.

The South Cleveland Heart Fund has therefore embarked on an Appeal to fund the major upgrade of existing MRI Scanners, which will deliver state-of-the-art heart scanning and enable a substantial increase in Cardiac M.R. procedures. Upgrading existing scanners will offer not only a huge saving in overall cost, but also provide this vital service improvement in the shortest time .

This fantastic improvement in diagnostic Heart scanning for our Regional Cardiothoracic Centre will enhance the specialist service offered to Heart patients drawn from our 1.6 million population - from Sunderland to Carlisle, down to Thirsk and across to Scarborough. The South Cleveland Heart Fund has already funded essential training and a £70,000 workstation to start Cardiac MR scanning. The trained staff are in place, so we just need to get the money in: we need to raise at least £1,000,000.

To follow the MR Scanner appeal and see how donations and fundraising is progressing please Click Here 


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