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MPs unveil new £1m MRI scanner at Newham University Hospital

PUBLISHED: 12:00 12 June 2018

From left: MPs Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms unveil Newham University Hospital's new £1m MRI scanner. Picture: Barts Health

From left: MPs Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms unveil Newham University Hospital's new £1m MRI scanner. Picture: Barts Health

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Newham University Hospital’s unveiled its new £1m MRI scanner on Friday.

MPs Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms cut the ribbon to officially unveil the state of the art device, which means that patients suspected of having prostate cancer can now be scanned on site, rather than being transferred to the City of London for treatment.

“I really welcome the investment being made, which is being reflected in the high degree of confidence that the people of Newham now have in this hospital,” said Mr Timms, who represents the East Ham constituency.

Labour Party colleague Ms Brown (West Ham) called the visit a “delight” and thanked staff for their “dedication and hard work, in such challenging times”.

Around 500 people are being treated with the scanner each month, said the hospital’s clinical director of imaging, Dr Hussein Kamel.

The technology will reduce patient waiting times and allow for more accurate diagnoses, according to Barts Health NHS Trust, who run the hospital.

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