King's Mill Hospital scanner appeal reaches milestone thanks to volunteers

L-R Michael Clackworth, volunteer; Jayne Burkitt,'radiology services manager; John Deeming, volunteer; Maureen Harrison,'volunteer.
L-R Michael Clackworth, volunteer; Jayne Burkitt,'radiology services manager; John Deeming, volunteer; Maureen Harrison,'volunteer.

King’s Mill Hospitals’ big campaign to raise money for a new state-of-the-art nuclear gamma scanner has hit £200,000, thanks to a generous boost from the hospital’s own volunteers

The £25,000 donation comes from the profits made at the Daffodil Café at King’s Mill Hospital, which offers hot drinks, sandwiches and snacks for sale to staff and visitors.

The appeal, which was launched in April together with your Chad, aims to raise

£550,000 to fund a new gamma scanner with CT scanning technology for the nuclear medicine department at King’s Mill Hospital.

It will enable more than 2,000 patients each year to have advanced scans and revolutionise how they are diagnosed and treated.

Jill Smallwood, chair of volunteers at the hospital said: ““I am delighted that, once again, we’re able to support this very important cause.

“This is our third donation to the scanner appeal and it wouldn’t be possible without the

hard work of our team of volunteers and the support from staff and visitors who keep the Daffodil Café going.

We hope to make further donations to help the appeal reach its £550,000 target.”

Robert Bradley, Nuclear Medicine Specialist at Sherwood Forest Hospitals said: “Thank you to our volunteers, this is such a fantastic amount taking our appeal to £200,000 in just seven months!

“I’m incredibly grateful for all the support we have had so far from the public and our staff.

“This new piece of equipment will enable us to carry out both gamma and CT imaging at the same time, allowing us to report our findings with much greater accuracy.”

The milestone has been met with thanks to kind donations from the hospitals volunteers, but also from the public thanks to support from your Chad, visitors, staff and patients.

Donations to the appeal can be made by texting 70070 and quoting SFHC18 to donate £5 or £10, online at Just Giving or by cash or cheque at the Community Hub in the entrance of King’s Mill Hospital.

Cheques should be made payable to Sherwood Forest Hospitals Charity.