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Grand opening of new x-ray facilities at Uckfield Community Hospital
29 November 2019

Grand opening of new x-ray facilities at Uckfield Community Hospital

A new x-ray machine has been officially unveiled at Uckfield Community Hospital. The state of the art digital x-ray equipment will improve the reliability, speed and quality of our diagnostic imaging. Staff now have instant access to images to enable them to make an effective diagnosis and ensure each patient receives appropriate care and follow-up treatment.

In addition the hospital also has a new orthopantomogram (OPG) dental machine, which can take x-rays of the whole mouth, including the upper and lower jaw and teeth.

The total cost of the x-ray equipment was £184,222, funded by the League of Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital. The League rely on gifts, donations, fundraising activities and generous legacies from local people across the Uckfield area.

The grand opening was attended by the Mayor of Uckfield, Councillor Spike Mayhew, and the Chair of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Peter Horn, along with members of the League of Friends and local NHS staff.

Peter Horn thanked everyone involved, saying "This is great for the local community of Uckfield, for the hospital and for our staff. Having access to the latest equipment will enable us to provide better care and support for patients.”

Chris Macve, Chair of the League of Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital, added “The Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital are delighted in supporting improvements at the Radiography department. We are pleased that we could fund the new x-ray equipment, which will serve the local population well for many years to come.”

Further information about the Minor Injuries Unit at Uckfield Community Hospital is available here.