A project to build a new Computed Tomography (CT) scanner suite at Doncaster Royal Infirmary gets under way this week, starting with a groundbreaking ceremony this Friday (15 February).
This development is a result of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH) receiving £4.9 million from the Department of Health and Social Care to build the brand new facility at its Doncaster site and support from the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust.
CT scanners use X-rays to create detailed images of inside the body. They’re carried out in hospital by specially-trained operators called radiographers, and are crucial for diagnosis, guiding further tests or treatments and monitor conditions.
With this additional funding, the Trust will build a new CT suite, located close to the Emergency Department. With further help from the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust an additional scanner will be purchased to replace the existing machine at the hospital, meaning that patients will be able to benefit from this increased CT capacity.
Richard Parker OBE, Chief Executive at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, said: “We are delighted to have received this funding to build a new CT Suite at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. With this state-of-the-art facility, we will be able to substantially improve care and treatment within the Trust. The ceremony on Friday will mark the start of this exciting new journey for the Trust.
“Ensuring we have the right equipment to support our clinicians to provide the highest quality care and treatment for patients is hugely important. Over many decades, the Trust has relied upon the support and friendship of the Doncaster Cancer Detection Trust. The charity has once again gone above and beyond and I want to thank them for their efforts in fundraising for an additional CT scanner. ”
The project to build the new CT suite begins in late February and will take around 54 weeks to complete.