Local hospitals boosted by extra MRI capacity

  • 05 January 2021

Share:

The NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be able to carry out more diagnostic tests for local people during 2021, after signing a new 12 month contract with UK Biobank - a large-scale biomedical database and research resource.

On 7 December 2020 , University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust and North Bristol NHS Trust joined together to provide up to 150 MRI scans per week for the NHS at UK Biobank’s Filton facility, representing a 15% increase in local diagnostic capacity. The extra capacity comes at a time when hospital services have been significantly impacted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Share: