Access to diagnostic services in Stratford

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce that a state-of-the-art MRI scanner was delivered to Stratford Hospital on Saturday 14 April 2018.

The £2 million scheme will mean that patients in Stratford and the surrounding areas can access diagnostic services closer to home.

The scanner will be housed in a new MRI suite, which will have its own reception area and staff facilities. Based on the ground floor of the recently developed Stratford Hospital, it will benefit communities across South Warwickshire. The first patients will be using the new MRI suite in May 2018.

In 2014 plans were approved to develop a new £22 million hospital in the heart of Stratford. The building is approximately twice the size of the current hospital and houses a cancer services unit on the top floor and a dedicated eye unit on the first floor. As well as the MRI suite, the ground floor is also home to Café Lomas, a health and wellbeing hub. Café Lomas provides information and advice on a range of health and wellbeing services in Stratford upon Avon and the surrounding areas.

Jayne Blacklay, Director of Development said: “Since the hospital was opened in July 2017 it has been fantastic to see patients benefit from the services in a first class setting. It is now really exciting to see Stratford Hospital develop further with its own MRI scanner. There is a growing demand for diagnostic services, so the new scanner at Stratford will help us to ensure patients are able to access these vital services in a timely way.”

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Photo caption: The MRI Scanner being craned into position.

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