£80,000 grant aid

Members of the Alfred Bean Hospital league of friends an Hospital staff with the new digital X-ray computer system
Members of the Alfred Bean Hospital league of friends an Hospital staff with the new digital X-ray computer system

Driffield hospital patients are benefitting from the new state-of-the-art x-ray equipment the at Alfred Bean - thanks to a generous grant of more than £80,000 from the League of Friends.

NHS East Riding of Yorkshire brought together a number of hospital trusts to help develop a new picture archive communication system (PACS) digital x-ray facility at the hospital. The Hospital’s League of Friends agreed substantial investment to fund the whole project, including all equipment and work to alter and refurbish the x-ray control rooms.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mark Andrews said:“My weekly orthopaedic clinics at the Alfred Bean Hospital are now much safer with a significantly improved patient experience since the League of Friends facilitated the modern era of radiology by helping to provide digital x-rays at the Hospital. I am grateful for their efforts which will secure the future of the Alfred Bean Hospital as a vibrant and efficient outpatient unit for the benefit of the local population.”