This Group was initially set up to gain information on the Hospitals Breast screening unit, We have now been asked by the NHS Trust attend future meetings about plans and procedures concerning the hospital and to pass this information on to the patients and public ... please bear in mind I am only a member of the public and not an official but will do my best to forward any questions and try to get involved with as much of the Hospital as possible to keep you all informed.
Lovely day for a great cause. All donations for raffle/tombola much appreciated. Face painter needed.
Stroke Rehab ward (ward 4) are having a small garden party on 15th July to raise money for new therapy equipment. Anyone that can donate any prizes for our raffle please inbox me. All appreciated.thank you.
THE NEW MRI SCANNER
we have to invest in the future by replacing the 18 year old existing MRI scanners with the state of the technology that will help transform our ability to early diagnosis many types of cancers, cardio vascular and musculoskeletal conditions.
The new MRI Scanners will be owned by the trust – currently this is a contracted out service which actually means currently it operates independently of the trust itself, so the investment will enable totally continuity of care and service in all hospital locations.
We are further on with our fundraising for Bishop Auckland but still have a huge amount to raise as the installation of the new service means a whole wall needs to be taken out and reinstalled once the scanner is ready. This means for a temporary period (currently quoted as being 6 weeks), any urgent MRI scans will be carried out at other locations or where practicable, deferred until installation is complete.
The Darlington installation is a much more technicality difficult installation requiring the roof to be taken off, the MRI Scanner lifted in by crane then the roof reinstalled. This is likely to be 3 – 6 months of work. Again, during this process, we will need to redirect patients to our other hospitals or wider services in the north east.
We are targeting £2.5 million through community fundraising – so every 1p raised will make a difference.
Appeal launched in bid to install MRI scanners at Bishop Auckland and Darlington hospitals
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Can I just draw peoples attention to the pinned post .. I am very strict with this site .. if your post is not relevant to the hospital or similar YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUP!!
Bishop Auckland is launching a MRI scanner appeal this Friday 1pm. If you are free pop along to the Hospital and show your support ... we will get the first scanner and the Hospital will own it outright .. £1 million target .. WE CAN DO THIS ....
MRI Scanners Appeal
Your NHS Charity is asking for your support in raising money for two new state-of-the-art MRI scanners for Darlington Memorial Hospital & Bishop Auckland Hospital. Help MRI Scanners Appeal by Co Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Charity raise more on JustGiving
Its like the early 1990s all over again. Charity required to pay for much needed NHS equipment. 1 (3 months ago)Patricia Chyrelle Addams Greensmith:
I see your point but the way things are with the government now we don't have much of a choice as they will not cough up the money ... at the end of the day as a passionate fundraiser for our own community I would be over the moon to see this in our hospital treating our patients regardless of how its paid for .. I will commit as much as I can if it will make a difference ..we can only try .. 3 (3 months ago)Hazel Pybus:
great hospital fantastic staff. had an operation there last week perfect service. worth public support 1 (3 months ago)Shirley Beedle:
Great Hospital, we've done it before - new scanner will help lots of patients and make Bishop Auckland Hospital centre for MRI scans success to all concerned ... (3 months ago)
Please join us on the Footprints March. Support us for a section of the walk, check out the site for details being updated constantly.
Itinerary for Bishop Auckland to Shotley Bridge-Evening entertainment arranged, please visit site to book/find out more. m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1136153343105475&id=100001324615679 (9 months ago)
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