Last week I was delighted to learn of two positive developments at the Horton. We now have a new MRI scanner which has gone live and at the start of this week we saw renal dialysis return. I have included two short statements from Oxford University Hospitals which outline these changes a little more.
New MRI scanner
A new MRI scanner is now live at the Horton General, offering state-of-the-art technology and the capacity to scan inpatients and children, as well as people attending outpatient appointments. The mobile unit is located at the front of the hospital, to the left of the Emergency Department. It runs seven days a week from 8am to 8pm, and can scan an average of 15 patients per day. The scanner is fully accessible and is more spacious so patients can feel more comfortable when having their imaging treatment. It also has a quicker scanning capability to reduce the amount of time which patients spend in the scanner. It will improve our diagnostics service for both patients and staff by offering a wider range of services for the Radiology Department.
Renal dialysis set to return to the Horton General
We are delighted to announce that renal dialysis is due to resume at the Horton General from Monday 17 August. The Horton Renal Unit was moved to the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford on a temporary basis as we mobilised our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are very grateful to all our patients for their patience during this time. We appreciate that travelling to Oxford regularly for treatment over the last few months has been challenging for patients and their families and carers.