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Ramsey welcomes minister’s announcement on MRI scanner for the RVH

12 November, 2012 - by Sue Ramsey

Sinn Féin MLA Sue Ramsey has welcomed the announcement by the Health Minister Edwin Poots that his department will be helping to fund an MRI scanner for the Children’s Hospital at the RVH.

The West Belfast MLA and Chair of the Assembly’s Health Committee said:

“This is welcome news and will provide the Children’s Hospital with the capability of early diagnosis of cancer and a wide range of medical conditions.

“Early diagnosis will obviously increase the chance of patients making a full recovery. Those who have been raising funds through the Scanner Appeal, which will in part pay for the scanner, are to be applauded for their work.

“This scanner is a priority for the Children’s Hospital and once it is installed it will save families the added trauma of having to travel to Dublin or London to get a diagnosis.”

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