The Peel Group was invited to the newly named Peel Radiology Unit at Manchester Children’s Hospital following its £1 million donation in 2008.
Peel’s donation has been used specifically on the Children’s Radiology Department providing the most up-to-date equipment for better diagnosis.
The equipment which has been funded includes some of the most sophisticated paediatric imaging equipment which affects all areas concerned with diagnosing and potential treatment for sick children.
The donation has funded the equipment for two Fluoroscopy Rooms (x-ray rooms that allow, via close circuit TV, a real time image of the patient to be seen on a screen) and a Gamma Camera Room which will improve the level of care given to thousands of children across the North West and beyond.
Kate Holland, representative of the Peel’s Group Charity Committee who went along to the Hospital said, “It’s fantastic to visit Peel’s Radiology Unit at Manchester Children's hospital to see how our donations have been used. The enthusiasm of the staff responsible for the use of the equipment was amazing.”
Christine Salthouse, Children’s Lead Radiographer said, “We are really delighted that Peel has supported the Children’s Radiology Department. Their support enabled us to purchase state-of-the-art equipment that not only takes images more quickly but also provides us with more detailed images allowing our clinicians to provide the very best care from diagnosis to treatment.”