New CT scanner unveiled at QVH

Friday 1st February 2019

New CT scanner unveiled at QVH

A state-of-the-art CT scanner has been unveiled at Queen Victoria Hospital, thanks to a £420,000 donation from the League of Friends.

The scanner, which uses a spinning X-ray tube to create detailed images of the body, is the first to be installed in the Radiology department on site in East Grinstead.

Having the new equipment at QVH will mean inpatients needing a CT scan will no longer have to be transferred elsewhere.

The CT scanner, which will also provide a local scanning service to the residents of East Grinstead, is already being used to treat patients.

StJohn Brown, Chairman of the League of Friends, said: “The Trustees were pleased to fund the scanner as the project did all the things the League of Friends was set up to do: improve patient care; provide a more convenient service for the residents of East Grinstead; and help secure the future of the Queen Vic. We would like to thank all those over the years who have donated to the League, which enabled us to make this substantial donation.”

Steve Jenkin, Chief Executive of Queen Victoria Hospital, said: “Having a state-of-the-art CT scanner on site at QVH will hugely support all our specialist clinical services, not least because it will help our doctors make earlier and more accurate cancer diagnoses, plan patients’ treatment more accurately and ultimately lead to better rates of survival. We will now be able to provide a full diagnostic service for more patients on site, and local GPs will have much improved access to a local CT scanning service, benefitting the people of East Grinstead and Mid Sussex. We owe our thanks to the League of Friends for the support of this project.”

Pictured: Helen Joy, CT Superintendent in the Radiology department

For more information please contact the QVH Press Office on 01342 414508.