University Hospital Lewisham’s new MRI scanner was officially unveiled on Monday (3 September). The team behind the project, including external project managers and architects, invited chief executive Ben Travis to help celebrate.
The use of MRI for diagnosis has increased in recent years and the addition of a third scanner to the Trust gives us an increased capacity for inpatients and outpatients on both sites.
Dr Fatima Shah, consultant radiologist and clinical director for radiology at UHL said: “It is fantastic the MRI unit at UHL has now achieved its full potential, offering two scanners back-to-back with inpatient and outpatient waiting areas, changing facilities and a recovery area.
“I’d like to thank MRI superintendent Kirti Patel, and a troop of radiology managers who have worked diligently to make this happen. I’d also like to thank the head of imaging, Martin Baghurst, who has overseen the department through much of the logistical and financial planning.”
The photo shows Ben Travis and Dr Shah with members of the project team.
L-R: Chris Barker General Manager LTCC) Kelly Lewis-Towler (Divisional Manager LTCC) Sharon Holdstock (Senior Radiographer) Kirti Patel (MRI Superintendent) Neil Younger (Contracts Manager Cuffe Plc) Martina Arata (Project Architect) Richard Nudd (QED Consulting Engineers) Alex Lawrenson (Project Manager) Ben Travis (CEO LGT) Kyle McClelland (Partner-Health Project Management) Dr Ranadip Roy (Consultant Radiologist) Dr Fatima Shah (Clinical Director Imaging).