PREGNANT women will now be able to go to the Winslow Health Centre for a scan instead of heading to hospital thanks to a new £23,000 scanner.
The Friends of Winslow Health Centre and Norden House Surgery have been raising money to purchase the scanner through several fundraising events.
The Friends regularly raise money for the health centre to help purchase items which are not ordinarily available from the primary care trust.
Sue Keane, secretary of the Friends, said the money for the scanner had come from fundraising activities and a bequest.
She said: “Dr Dickson can look at gallstones and mothers when they are expecting early on. He can do a scan without them having to go to Stoke Mandeville, making it easier for them.”
Fundraising events include a spring fair, a quiz night and a stall at Winslow Farmers’ Market in December. A quiz night held on June 22 has raised around £320.