CT Scanner: L-R: Gemma Matthews, Deputy Head of Radiology, Tracey Fletcher, Chief Executive, Natalie Elphicke MP and Seonaid Floyd, Principal CT Radiographer

Dover and Deal MP Natalie Elphicke has welcomed a new state-of-the-art CT scanner at Dover’s Buckland Hospital. 

The new scanner is part of a multi-million pound investment in the full diagnostic suite. 

The MP last week visited the suite with the hospital trust Chief Executive, Tracey Fletcher, and other NHS nursing staff working at the Buckland hospital. The new diagnostic suite also includes a dedicated a MRI scanner.

Further MRI and CT machines are expected to be added in the near future. The facility opened on Monday 1st August and will operate 7 days a week, providing treatment and diagnosis for hundreds of local people.

Landmark investment

Natalie Elphicke MP said: “The new Diagnostic Centre at Buckland Hospital is a landmark investment in our local healthcare. It will provide more and better healthcare for people in Dover, Deal and our villages – helping to diagnose serious health conditions more quickly, meaning people will be treated faster.

“This multi-million pound investment in local healthcare services is a real boost for Buckland Hospital. It is great to see this new state-of-the-art scanner in together with stunning new patient diagnostic facilities.

“I was so impressed by the dedication and expertise of the NHS specialists who run the diagnostic centre. I thank them for everything they are doing to make progress on getting through the pandemic backlog and looking after our local people.”

By Ed

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