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Hospital friends donate £200k for X-ray equipment

Nearly 1000 people joining the Malton Hospital cuts protest march through the town on Saturday. Photo by Andrew Higgins 125054g  15/12/12

Nearly 1000 people joining the Malton Hospital cuts protest march through the town on Saturday. Photo by Andrew Higgins 125054g 15/12/12

More than £200,000 has been invested in state-of-the-art X-ray equipment for Malton Hospital, thanks to the generosity of the League of Friends of Malton and Norton District Hospital.

The high tech upgrade of the current equipment will increase the reliability of X-ray images, leading to a better diagnosis.

”This is fantastic news for patients in the Ryedale area,” said Superintendent Radiographer, Ken Kay. “The new technology will allow a full range of radiographic imaging and it will reduce the time it takes for patients to have an X-ray. In the past there has been a problem with the current equipment breaking down due to its age, so this new equipment will mean a better, more reliable service all round as well as better outcomes for patients in Malton.”

Jezz Kipling, chairman of the League of Friends of Malton Hospital said: “We are delighted to fund this investment at Malton Hospital. The current equipment is 23 years-old so it will be of real value to the people of Malton that they can receive the most up to date treatment without having to travel to Scarborough or York.”

 

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