UHB Charity fund new MRI Scanner at the new Heartlands Treatment Centre

We are thrilled to provide a new state-of-the-art MRI scanner at the new Heartlands Treatment Centre (HTC) which opened to it's first patients on the 9th of January 2023.

UHB Charity is proud to work with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust to fund one of two MRI Scanners at the treatment centre to not only help increase the number of people being seen but to reduce waiting times meaning less stress for patients and their families while they may be going through tough treatment physically and mentally.

UHB Charity is also fundraising to decorate the MRI Suite, treatment and consultation rooms with comforting images to create a more relaxing and calming environment for patients and their families as well as creating a more attractive space for staff to work in.

The brand new £97million Heartlands Treatment Centre (HTC) has finally opened its doors and the centre’s first patient was Richard Mullen from Walmley (pictured above cutting the ribbon), who had an MRI scan in the state-of-the-art scanner, funded by us.

Cutting a ribbon to mark the occasion, Richard said: “I was referred to the new Heartlands Treatment Centre after an incident at a trampoline park resulting in me hurting my ankle.

“It feels good to be the first person in the new centre here at Heartlands Hospital  - I’m honoured!”

We wouldn't have been able to provide this cutting edge equipment if it wasn't for our fabulous donors and you can be one too - just CLICK HERE

What does this state-of-the-art facility offer?

It will treat up to 1,500 patients a day. It will offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for patients as a result of bringing a range of services under one roof, meaning more treatments, for more patients, delivered more efficiently. The new centre includes diagnostics, day case procedures, endoscopy, audiology, outpatients, therapies and imaging services. With a footprint of over 18,000m2, the impressive building stands four storeys high, with 149 tonnes of steel and 12.5 miles of pipework inside. State-of-the-art technology has been installed including brand new theatre suites and advanced imaging equipment.

Jonathan Brotherton, Interim Chief Executive at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), said: "To be able to offer our patients this superb new space and the very best in new technology, alongside the excellent clinical skills and expertise of our staff, is what we have been working towards.

“We hope many patients will benefit from the HTC for decades to come, and our staff enjoy working in the spacious, bright and purpose-built environment they deserve.”

The majority of patients will be seen in the new outpatients department, which features multi-language and disabled-friendly self check-in kiosks for patients, along with wayfinding technology on each floor. Patients can wait for their appointments in the large, light-filled areas.

There are wheelchair-friendly toilets on every level, as well as a Changing Places toilet for patients and staff with complex disabilities, plus baby changing and feeding facilities. All clinical areas have been designed with the patient as the focus, including individual bespoke patient changing and private preparation rooms.

For further information about the Heartlands Treatment Centre, you can visit: www.uhb.nhs.uk/htc


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