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Official Opening of The Gamma CT Suite

Lady Gass, The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset was guest of honour to officially open the Richard Coles Suite housing the newly purchased Gamma-CT Scanner at the Royal United Hospital. In cutting the ribbon, Lady Gass said how delighted she was to be asked to officiate on this special occasion, on behalf of The Forever Friends Appeal.

Tim Hobbs, the Appeal’s Head of Fundraising said  “This concludes Phase 1 of the Cancer Care Campaign, which has involved such fundraising initiatives as the High Sheriff’s Challenge which match-funded the public’s support, as well as many other private donations and supporter events.”

John Cullum, Chairman of the Forever Friends Appeal and High Sheriff at the time of the Challenge added “I continue to be amazed at the generosity of so many people. It is heart-warming to hear of the stories of why and how people raise money to support this wonderful cause.  On behalf of the Appeal I would like to express my gratitude to each and every one.  A special mention must go to David Medlock of the Medlock Charitable Trust for match-funding those who kindly supported this Campaign.”

Martyn Evans, Head of Nuclear Medicine said on behalf of all the Radiologists that “The Gamma-CT Scanner is the latest in modern technology.  Its function enables us to perform the most complex scans to detect certain types of cancer as well as cardiac and neurological disorders, producing clear imagery to help us give an informed diagnosis for our patients.

“We are one of the only hospitals in the South West to have such a sophisticated scanner and we are truly grateful to the Forever Friends Appeal and all their supporters who helped this to happen.”