Ashley Giles bowls up to launch new MRI and CT Scanning Service at BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ashes-winning England and Warwickshire Cricket star Ashley Giles joined Droitwich Spa’s newly elected Mayor, Councillor Graham Beale, along with employees and local healthcare professionals from Alliance Medical and BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital to unveil the hospital’s new MRI and CT scanning centre at a launch event on Thursday evening (21st May).

The new GE 450W wide-bore scanner 1.5T MRI scanner and Toshiba Aquilion Prime, 80 slice CT scanner are part of a £2m partnership project between BMI Healthcare and Alliance Medical.  The joint investment will allow the centre to increase the range of services it is able to provide to the local healthcare community and reduce waiting times. 

The 1.5T MRI scanner has a wider bore than standard scanners and can offer a larger selection of routine and more complex imaging procedures. In addition patients will benefit from a more comfortable experience, particularly for those suffering from claustrophobia, pain and mobility issues or respiratory problems. 

 The CT scanner will assist significantly with cardiac cases offering quicker appointments and diagnosis, and will dramatically increase the cardiac scanning capabilities of the hospital. 

Jenny Liggitt, Executive Director of BMI Droitwich Spa, said:

“This is a massive boost for the hospital and its patients, putting the hospital at the cutting edge of imaging technology. We are delighted to be involved in the partnership with Alliance Medical and we are looking forward to working together to develop a successful scanning centre for many years to come.”

David Loasby, Business Development Director of Alliance Medical, said:

“The new imaging suite and scanners will significantly improve the patient pathway by providing on-site access to the latest imaging technology so that clinicians can reach a speedy and accurate diagnosis.

“The hospital has a great reputation in the region and these new facilities can only serve to enhance that reputation for quality healthcare.”

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