More staff needed as Gatwick Spire expands

Viewing a new CT scanner at Spire Gatwick Park Hospital are CT Manager Laura McLennan, sportsmen James and Jonathan Swaine, hospital director Matthew Dronsfield, MRI Manager David Hillier and orthopaedic surgeon Mr George Tselentakis.


Spire Gatwick Park Hospital has installed a new CT scanner as part of its continued investment in imaging facilities. The imaging suite that houses the new scanner has been totally refurbished and the new technology will mean that more patients can be seen for a variety of diagnoses.


Dorking-based basketball players James and Jonathan Swaine, aged 15 and 18, were invited to open the new suite and launch the CT scanner.


The brothers, who play for Guildford Heat Foundation, the youth arm of the professional Surrey basketball club, both suffered exactly the same cartilage injury on their knees.  At Spire Gatwick Park the successful microfracture surgery that ensued has enabled them to actively pursue their dream of a sporting scholarship in America.


The £1.2m investment by Spire means that the imaging suite will house a 64-slice Toshiba Aquilion CT Scanner, a 1.5T MRI system and third ultrasound scanner. The unit sees a large numbers of patients with a variety of health issues including patients with cancer.


See the full report on page 6 of the October edition of RAD Magazine.

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