NHS Shetland MRI Appeal Launched
Of the Shetland population, 675 patients per year must travel to Aberdeen to have an MRI scan to diagnose cancer, strokes, heart conditions, childhood disease and disability, liver problems, spinal cord injury, arthritis bone and joint damage, brain injury and tumours, eye conditions, chronic back pain, sciatica, slipped discs and many other conditions.
Through a combination of grant funding and a public fundraising campaign, the Shetland Health Board Endowment Fund aims to raise £2 million for an MRI Scanner located at the Gilbert Bain. This would bring quicker access to diagnostic tests and reduce unnecessary patient travel, stress and inconvenience. The savings in patient travel will be put towards staffing the MRI Scanner.
MRI diagnostics are used to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of conditions and the number of patients who need them is steadily increasing.
There are lots of ways you can help us raise the funds. Have a look at the SCAN - Shetland Can! website to see the many ways you can help or contact us to find out how to get your own wacky fundraising ideas for something different underway.
If any community can do it, Shetland Can!