The appeal to bring new state of the art MRI scanners to
Darlington Memorial and Bishop Auckland Hospitals has received a
boost from Hewitts solicitors who have adopted the appeal as their
charity for 2018.
Partner, Ben Green, said, "Many of us take part in sporting and
other activities and it's great to think that whilst we're enjoying
ourselves, we're also raising money for this fantastic cause.
One of the reason we chosen the MRI Scanner appeal is that there's
potential for local people from all walks of life and backgrounds
to benefit from this equipment. We're very lucky to have it
on our doorstep when people in other parts of the country aren't so
"We've a number of activities planned during the year, the first
of which comes up at the end of March when 24 of us are taking part
in the Gung-ho Challenge at Wynyard Hall - wish us luck!"
Charity manager at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation
Trust, Pat Chambers, said, "We're so grateful to Hewitts for their
generosity. Individuals, organisations and businesses are all
stepping up and supporting us. Modern MRI scanners can play
an important part in helping consultants diagnose and determine
treatment plans for what can be life threatening or life limiting
condition, including many types of cancer and heart disease.
"Thanks to the generosity of manufacturer, Philips, patients at
Bishop Auckland Hospital are already benefiting from the new
scanner, whilst fundraising continues during 2018. The
scanner at Darlington Memorial Hospital will be installed later in
the spring, once building work to accommodate it has been
Published 13th April 2018
'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we
have this service at all and well done to you all.'
Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley
Bridge Community Hospital