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Buckingham Hospital future bright thanks to X-ray donation

Graeme Johnston, non- executive director of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and John Bercow MP, right, take a look at Buckingham Hospital's new �70,000 X-ray machine. PNL-140331-123822001

Graeme Johnston, non- executive director of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and John Bercow MP, right, take a look at Buckingham Hospital's new �70,000 X-ray machine. PNL-140331-123822001

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.

 

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