The League of Friends Christmas Draw has raised over £2,000 with all proceeds going towards a new MRI Scanner for the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.
The new scanner will make such a huge difference to patients and help save more lives It will allow the hospital to repatriate patients from other areas back into the county so they can have their care closer to home and will support the development of new services The new scanner will have the very latest technology and will be one of only a few ot these special scanners in the country.
Vice-Chairman of the Friends Executive Committee Richard Lawn said “This is a wonderfully festive way to round off a great year for the League, with our shops serving more patients and visitors than ever, our fundraising activities powering along as always and, most important, our commitment to the new state of the art MRI scanner, which will bring much needed additional capabilities to RSH. Such a year is only possible because of our generous supporters, so we would like to say a massive thank you and best wishes to them all!
Organising Secretary Susan Hurdiss added that the draw had capped off a fantastic fundraising year for the Friends and which has enabled them to gift £1million for the new scanner, and will be the largest donation to date. This has only been made possible due to the tremendous support we receive from the generous people of Shropshire and Mid-Wales.
Glen Whitehouse, Radiology Centre Manager at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH), said: “Thanks to generous funding from the League of Friends of the RSH, the new MRI scanner will mean that patients will benefit from the most up-to-date technology available in this field. This fantastic investment in our imaging equipment will provide more advanced and higher quality images, as well as providing an advanced patient experience. Thank you to everyone who has helped the League of Friends to raise such an incredible sum, and thank you to the League of Friends for their most generous donation.”