New MRI scanners for Kingston Hospital

On Saturday 6th April, two new Siemens MRI scanners were delivered to Kingston Hospital, where InHealth will be expanding the imaging service as part of our long-term contract that was awarded in 2017. Made up of three floors, InHealth’s brand new unit provides Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust with high quality facilities to deliver services to more than 14,000 patients each year. The two new scanners – a 3T Skyra and a 1.5T Aera – are located on the ground floor and took up their new, permanent residence this weekend.

This project has seen three phases since December 2017 – the first involved refurbishing the Trust’s Bernard Meade Wing to allow temporary relocation of the Trauma and Orthopaedics department, and the second to refurbish the Trauma and Orthopaedics department which the Trust moved back in to in October 2018.

This third phase focusses on improving facilities at Kingston Hospital, where InHealth has been providing services since 2009, and the final stage will be to replace the existing MRI scanner and refurbish the unit. We are delighted that these state-of-the-art scanners will continue to support the Trust to provide diagnostic imaging and look forward to seeing them welcome their first patients at the end of May 2019.