New MRI cranes in
Hospital Christmas trees

John Illsley cuts the ribbon to open our new MRI – supported by Nicole Hoffman and Karen Kritter.

Rock Star MRI Opening!

John Illsley (Dire Straits bass player) cuts the ribbon to formerly open our new state-of-the-art £906,000 MRI scanner. This was covered by BBC South Today and in the local press.

The new MRI replaces the original one, purchased by the Lymington Hospital Friends in 2011.

We donated £575,000 in 2019 to help to purchase a top of the range CT scanner and £61,300 in 2020 to buy a new hi-tech Ultrasound.

To help the MRI suite feel more friendly, we have created a set of large posters (see below) showing local nature images.

Higher Quality Images, Faster Scans and More Comfortable for Patients

The new MRI will give Lymington’s radiology team higher quality images to identify health issues quickly and effectively and also has a wider bore – the chamber into which patients go – to make it a more pleasant experience for users.

Arthur England, trustee and joint chair of Lymington Hospital Friends, said:

“We are delighted to now see the new MRI scanner, provided by Southern Health, complete the fantastic range of imaging equipment in the radiology department to deliver a great service to patients.

“There are several new projects we have been able to support this year for cardiology, physio and stroke patients and we thank all our donors for enabling us to continue to raise funds for Lymington hospital patients.”

You can help us to continue to support the hospital by donating today.

John Illsley (front centre) and Lymington Hospital team celebrate new MRI (Photo by Steve West).

Lymington Times article Friday 24 September.

Lisa Winton and Nicole Hoffman guide our first patient for the new MRI Scanner

One of the large posters provided by Lymington Hospital Friends to help patients feel relaxed.

New MRI cranes in
Hospital Christmas trees