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Malton Hospital Friends donate scanner

Malton Hospital is set to get a state-of-the-art digital X-ray scanner machine worth thousands of pounds thanks to the hospital’s League of Friends.

The charitable group originally purchased an X-ray scanner for the hospital in 1990. When they heard it had broken down recently, they decided to replace it using money from their funds. The new machine can be operated both digitally and manually, ensuring its longevity.

Friends Chairman Jezz Kipling: ‘‘We are very proud that we have been able to help the hospital and its patients in this way. The sole purpose of the Friends is to support the services of Malton, Norton and District Hospital by purchasing additional equipment for patients and staff. Over the years we have been able to buy many items, from ultra sound equipment to walking sticks, amounting to nearly 2.1 million worth of donations over the past 36 years.

‘‘We would like to thank the people of the Ryedale community and the surrounding area for their continued and loyal support, from helping with fundraising activities and supporting our social events, to using our charity shop in the heart of Malton. We would not be able to make such a difference without their continued help. Once again, a big thank-you for all the help from the local community and long may it continue.’’

The hospital will take delivery of the machine later this year.

For further information contact Holly Kernot, assistant media and communications officer on 01904 7215233 or holly.kernot@york.nhs.uk

10 September 2013

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