Hospital scanner appeal gets a boost

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

An appeal by the University of Nottingham to raise funds for a specialist brain scanner is closer to its target after we donated £5,000.

The money will go towards the £1.6 million appeal for UK’s first intraoperative scanner, which will allow surgeons to take detailed scans of a child’s brain during complex surgery.

This is the second time we've donated to the appeal, after previously giving £25,000 just after the campaign’s launch.

The scanner will enable surgeons to see clearer images of the size and position of tumours, helping them to remove all the cancerous cells and therefore reducing the patient’s need for additional treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

It will also greatly increase the accuracy of the surgery, reducing the likelihood of the patient experiencing severe disabilities as a result of often extremely complex and delicate procedures.

The fundraising campaign is a partnership between Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre.

Emma Pearson, Senior Development Manager for Health at the University of Nottingham, said: “We are extremely grateful to Westfield Health for their second generous donation to our fundraising appeal. The MRI scanner will transform the treatment available to children with brain tumours by improving outcomes, and reducing disability and the need for further surgery.”

Our Chairman Graham Moore said: “The MRI scanner will help to establish Nottingham University Hospitals Trust’s position as an internationally renowned expert in the field of childhood brain cancer and will help to improve the treatment available to patients. We’re really proud to be supporting this important appeal once again.”

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