Investment at BMI Thornbury Hospital, Sheffield, has passed the £1m mark in the last 12 months with the purchase of a cutting-edge CT scanner.
The CT-scanner is part of the hospital’s wider plans to reinvigorate its radiology department.
As well as the equipment, the £750,000 investment includes a refurbished scanning room, with an artificial skylight to help improve the patient experience.
The CT scanner will offer patients the very latest in cutting edge diagnostics with a faster treatment, lower dosage of radiation, and a more detailed diagnosis.
The new technology will also allow staff at BMI Thornbury Hospital to undertake new procedures, such as heart scans, cardiac imaging and colonography.
A further £250,000 has already been invested at BMI Thornbury Hospital in the last year.
The capital has gone towards upgrading the equipment at the consulting suite, and equipping the theatre department with new kit.
David Mills, executive director for BMI Thornbury Hospital, said:
“This investment signifies BMI Thornbury Hospital’s continued commitment to providing patients with state of the art equipment, outstanding service, and the best treatment and care possible.
“The advanced technology also allows staff to train in the latest medical innovations.
“It’s not just an investment in equipment, we are investing in our staff, many of whom are local residents.”
BMI Thornbury Hospital has 356 contract and bank staff, of which 97 per cent of workers are from Sheffield.
Over 100 staff occupy non-clinical roles, such as maintenance, management and administration.
The hospital continually invests in staff and is hosting a training programme for theatre nurses next year.