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Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal – Scan Shetland Can!

Over 600 patients from Shetland travel to Aberdeen or Glasgow for MRI scans each year. An MRI scan is used to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of conditions and the number of patients who need them is steadily increasing. There can be delays in getting an MRI scan due to bad weather, transport delays and other logistical problems. There is also the challenge...

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Total raised
£118,439.10

Target
£2,000,000.00

5%

Donations accepted until 30-06-2019

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Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal – Scan Shetland Can!

Over 600 patients from Shetland travel to Aberdeen or Glasgow for MRI scans each year. An MRI scan is used to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of conditions and the number of patients who need them is steadily increasing.

There can be delays in getting an MRI scan due to bad weather, transport delays and other logistical problems. There is also the challenge of making the journey itself, which can involve time off work, and impact on family life and child care at an already difficult time.  

With these issues in mind, the Shetland Health Board Endowment Fund aims to raise £2 million so that a MRI Scanner can be located at the Gilbert Bain Hospital through a combination of grant funding applications and a public fundraising campaign.

This would bring quicker access to diagnostic tests and reduce unnecessary patient travel, stress and inconvenience. The savings in patient travel will be put towards staffing and other running costs of the MRI Scanner in the future so NHS Shetland will then pay for the ongoing running costs of the scanner.

Further details at www.shetlandmriscannerappeal.com

If there is any community that can do it, Shetland Can!

We hope to raise £2m with your help and support. However if the appeal does not reach the target it is proposed funds raised to go to General Endowment Fund to buy equipment. If you would prefer your donation back please e-mail shet-hb.charityfund@nhs.net to register your wish. Appeal is for purchase and installation of a fully functioning MRI Scanner in Lerwick plus initial staff training and operating expenses. NHS Shetland is committed to fund the on-going running costs.

Event date

05-July-2018 - 
29-June-2019

Event type

Variety of Initiatives to raise £2m

Event already started

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Event Contact

Key contact
Carol Campbell
Telephone
01595743310
Email address
info@shetlandmriscannerappeal.com

Activity log

Good luck everyone!
Valerie donated to Gemma Graham
on 14/04/2019
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
This is good for all Shetland.
Donation by Jim Gear.
on 27/03/2019
Donation by Magnus & Mary Shearer
on 25/03/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
Best of luck guys!! James & Iona
James Jamieson donated to Gemma Graham
on 03/03/2019
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
In memory of John Hunter
Donation by Gordon Prior
on 26/02/2019
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Jonathan Nisbet
on 10/02/2019
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 08/02/2019
£ 10.00
£ 2.50 gift aid
I had a collection for my 40th birthday instead of gifts this year and I am happy to say we raised thia amount, along with monry for 2 other causes.
Donation by Theresa Wadley
on 01/02/2019
£ 310.00
£ 77.50 gift aid
The Aberdeen branch of Alba Conchy Joes wish you the best!
Iggy and family donated to Gemma Graham
on 20/01/2019
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Amy R donated to Erica Gadsby
on 11/01/2019

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £21,248.00
Direct donations:(offline) £96,671.10
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£320.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£200.00
Total Raised: £118,439.10
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£121,370.60

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