(L-R) Austin Healey, Heather Dob, Hospital Director and Rob Roger, Chief Executive Officer
On 10 July, Austin Healey officially launched Spire Gatwick Park Hospital’s new 3 Tesla (3T) MRI scanner. This is first scanner of this kind for the local area in Surrey, and also the first of its kind for Spire Healthcare.
A £1.8 million investment, the new scanner provides images in much greater detail which means the hospital’s consultants can now provide enhanced breast imaging, full body mapping and cardiac MRI services. It is expected to benefit thousands of patients from the local area.
Construction work for the project began in May. During this period, Spire Gatwick Park Hospital staff and consultants utilised a mobile MRI unit that was positioned in the hospital’s grounds.
Mr Selvan, local consultant shoulder surgeon says: “The investment in the new 3T MRI scanner really shows Spire’s commitment to both consultants and patients. It means I can now offer my patients new imaging services, which is a great help to their diagnosis and treatment, and my practice in general.”
Heather Dob, Hospital Director for Spire Gatwick Park Hospital says: “I am delighted the hospital is now the proud owner of a 3T MRI scanner. We believe investing in cutting edge technology is highly important, as machinery such as this enables our consultants and staff to provide the best possible treatment for our patients.”
The purchase of the scanner is part of Spire Healthcare’s focus on regular investment in technology, staff and facilities. Since Spire Healthcare was formed in 2007, the company has spent more than £455 million, which includes investing in building two new state-of-the-art hospitals.
The official launch for the new 3T MRI scanner was hosted by former England Rugby Team player and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ competitor, Austin Healey.