Ilford MPs officially open new CT scanner at King George Hospital

Sam Tarry, MP for Ilford South, and Wes Streeting, MP for Ilford North, visited King George Hospital in Goodmayes on Friday October 1 to see the expanded radiology department and officially cut the ribbon on the hospital’s new CT scanner.

The enhanced radiology suite includes a brand new CT scanner, an upgraded MRI machine, and two new ultrasound rooms.

The two MPs spent time speaking with staff, who explained how this investment will be crucial in King George’s efforts to reduce diagnostic waiting times, improve patient experience and strengthen resilience, as it tackles the backlog of appointments.

Wes Streeting said: “Having been a direct beneficiary of these services following my kidney cancer diagnosis earlier this year, it’s fantastic to see how patients visiting King George Hospital will massively benefit from the upgraded radiology department.

“I want to reassure local residents that services at King George Hospital are improving all the time. I’d also like to say a massive thanks to the brilliant staff.”

Sam Tarry said: “This additional radiology capacity will see patients treated more quickly and it’s brilliant to see services being expanded and improved.

The improvements to the radiology department are part of the continued investment at the hospital,

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