Work continues on Cromer's Renal and MRI units

Buildings to house a new eight-station dialysis unit and an MRI scanner at Cromer and District Hospital will start arriving from this weekend.

The next phase of work in the £2.3 million project takes place on January 7 and 8 with the installation of the building for dialysis and then on January 14 and 15 the unit to house the radiology suite. Fitting out of the units will start immediately and take several weeks.

As part of the works the car park at the rear of the hospital will be closed for four weeks. Visitors and staff will be able to park at the Cromer Town Football Club on the other side of Mill Road.

The Bernstein legacy will contribute £1.3 million to the project. The new renal and radiology services will also be moved to the new hospital planned for north Norfolk.

Trust chairman David Prior said: “The addition of an eight-station dialysis unit and a MRI scanner for north Norfolk patients is a major step forward and will save patients having to make repeat trips to Norwich.

“I am glad that we have been able to put to good use some of the late Sagle Bernstein’s very generous legacy and these new types of treatment and diagnostic services at Cromer Hospital will undoubtedly benefit local patients.”

The new dialysis unit will be located at the back of the hospital site and the MRI scanner, x-ray and ultrasound facility will be located at the front of the hospital site.

Friday 6th of January 2006 05:00:11 AM