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New X-ray for Malton Hospital thanks to Friends

More than £200k has been invested in brand new state-of-the-art X-ray equipment for Malton Hospital thanks to the generosity of the League of Friends of Malton Hospital.

It replaces the hospital's aging X-ray with high tech equipment that increases the reliability of X-ray images leading to a better diagnosis.

Jezz Kipling, Chair of the League of Friends of Malton Hospital said: "We are delighted to fund this investment at Malton Hospital. The current equipment is 23 years old so it will be of real value to the people of Malton that they can receive the most up to date treatment without having to travel to Scarborough or York.

"The support has been phenomenal and we would like to thank all the volunteers, staff, and customers to our charity shop and all the local business and groups who support the League of Friends by holding fundraising and social events. All this helps us raise essential money for the equipment we purchase for the hospital and we hope it will serve our community for many years to come.

"We would also like to thank the radiography staff at Malton Hospital and the Trust’s capital planning team for all their support and hard work during the refurbishment."

At a celebration to mark the donation Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Patrick Crowley praised the League of Friends of Malton Hospital for their constant support.

Patrick said: "People are passionate about their local healthcare and this is fantastic news for patients in the Ryedale area. The new technology will allow a full range of radiographic imaging and it will reduce the time it takes for patients to have an X-ray. New equipment will mean a better, more reliable service all round as well as better outcomes for patients in Malton and signals a positive future for the hospital. We are very grateful to the League of Friends for this donation."

06 June 2014

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Staff with members of the League of Friends of Malton Hospital and Patrick Crowley (front left) and Jezz Kipling, Chair of the League of Friends

Looking down a long bright hospital corridor with treatment rooms on the left and windows on the right. At the bottom of the corridor is one member of staff in a blue nursing uniform

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