Trust confirms need for new CT Scanner at Daisy Hill Hospital

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has welcomed confirmation from the Southern Health & Social Care Trust that the present CT Scanner operating in Daisy Hill must be replaced.

He said they are currently working on the Business Case for it.



However, the MP, who raised his concern at a Board meeting last week, has said that it is important that a new Scanner is in place as soon as possible.

The Sinn Féin MP stated, “In response to my concerns about the ongoing difficulties with the current CT Scanner in service at Daisy Hill in Newry, the Trust Board have informed me that they recognise that the current Daisy Hill Hospital CT Scanner is due for replacement and that they are working on the business case for this. 

“The response pointed out that a new CT Scanner will have an increased specification compared to the current scanner. 

“The business case approval from the Department of Health for the replacement scanner will therefore also require approval for an increase in the low voltage electrical supply to the site as well as additional space due to the footprint of the scanner.”



 The MP continued, “Whilst the business case process is ongoing, approval has been sought by the Trust for the use of a mobile scanner in the interim period. This again is welcome but can only be a temporary solution to the problem.”

The Newry & Armagh MP added, “It is essential that the Business Case for the new Scanner is prepared and submitted as soon as possible so that a new CT Scanner will be in place as rapidly as possible.”



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