Charity helps hospital buy new CT scanner

Hospital staff and League of Friends volunteers with the new scanner
Hospital staff and League of Friends volunteers with the new scanner

PATIENTS visiting Worthing hospital will benefit from a new CT scanner worth £1.6 million thanks to a donation from the League of Friends.

The charity gave £800,000 which was matched by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

This addition means Worthing Hospital now has two CT scanners, which allow staff to take detailed images of the inside of the human body.

Radiology manager Phil Hassman said: “First and foremost the new scanner enables patients to be seen quickly and safe in the knowledge that the very latest technology is being used to help ensure they get the most appropriate care.

“On behalf of the team here and the thousands of patients who will benefit from the service in future, I would like to thank the Friends and the local community for their support and generosity.”

Chairman of the League of Friends of Worthing Hospitals Ron Noakes said: “We are delighted to provide this vital equipment to Worthing Hospital and would like to thank everyone who has given their time, effort and money to support the appeal, including those who have given in memory of loved ones and the many businesses and community organisations.

“Each day the Friends volunteers get to see the wonderful job the staff at the hospital do for the people in their care, and we are pleased to be able to support them.”

The number of CT scans at Worthing Hospital rose from 10,000 in 2006, to more than 26,000 in 2012.