X-rays are now available at Buckingham Hospital thanks to the donation of a new £70,000 X-ray machine.
Buckingham Hospital League of Friends made the presentation at a special event, attended by Buckingham MP John Bercow.
The state-of-the-art machine means out-patients will now be able to have their X-rays done in the town rather than travelling further afield as was previously the case. John Wrigley, league of friends chairman, said: “As soon as this project was suggested to us two years ago, we recognised the importance of the X-ray service to local patients, many of whom previously had to travel to Stoke Mandeville Hospital for their X-rays.
“The fact that we have been able to contribute £70,000 speaks volumes for the support which the hospital enjoys in the local community.
“We also regard this as a very reassuring statement of confidence by Buckinghamshire NHS Trust about the future of Buckingham Hospital.”
Mr Bercow said the hospital was a ‘precious service’ for Buckingham people. He added: “It is such good news that the hospital has acquired this brand new state of the art X-ray machine that will offer much reassurance to patients and is a clear sign that the hospital is to play a central role in health provision in Buckingham for a long time to come.”
The league of friends fundraises to support hospital facilities through donations and promotes awareness of the services available.