REDDITCH MP Rachel Maclean was shown two new pieces of diagnostic kit when she visited the Alexandra Hospital earlier this week.
Joined by Councillor Matt Dormer, Leader of Redditch Borough Council, they were taken on a tour of the new breast imaging unit and the mobile CT scanner.
The breast imaging unit, housed in a new purpose-built extension, replaces the previous mobile unit and incorporates two dedicated rooms for mammography and ultrasound scans.
The unit is also located close to the breast surgery clinics to allow a seamless pathway for patients.
They also saw the new mobile CT scanner which is now operating seven days a week to reduce waiting lists.
The scanner, as well as the mobile MRI scanner at the Alex, will provide in the region of 4,300 patients with faster access to diagnostic tests as part of £350million in Government funding across the UK.
“I warmly welcome these new facilities which will help patients get seen quicker and ultimately help save lives by catching issues faster,” said Mrs Maclean.
“I want constituents to see tangible improvements coming to our hospital as a result of support from the Government.
“This hospital is an absolutely vital part of the NHS and the Acute Trust’s plans for long-term healthcare in Redditch.
“We are already seeing significant investment and there is much more in the pipeline.
“I will keep on pushing the Trust to deliver on their promises and I will never stop fighting for the Alex.”