Organisers of the Appeal to bring new state of the art MRI
scanners to Darlington Memorial and Bishop Auckland Hospitals are
hosting a traditional Burns Night celebration, including a live
Ceilidh band, on Thursday 25 January 2018, at Headlam Hall Hotel
and Spa near Darlington.
The evening will include pre-dinner drinks and canapes, a four
course meal with the time-honoured tradition of 'the piping in of
the haggis' followed with the customary address to the
Tickets are £37 and you can book or find out more by ringing
01325 743781 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charity manager at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation
Trust, Pat Chambers, says, "An MRI scanner is one of the most
expensive pieces of equipment hospitals purchase but tremendous
advances in technology over recent years mean they can be
enormously helpful in diagnosing cancer, heart conditions, strokes
and many other health issues. Scans can also give doctors
information that previously required the patient to undergo surgery
or another invasive procedure as part of the investigation of their
symptoms. Crucially, MRI scanners don't use radiation, unlike
x-rays so offer a safer route for patients, particularly
"Many of us will need an MRI scan at some point, or have a close
relative or friend who will benefit from one, and celebrating Burns
Night is a fantastic chance to support the appeal whilst having
There are lots of ways you can donate to the appeal including
via the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Charity
'justgiving' website at: https://www.justgiving.com/cddft
or send a cheque to: Cashiers, Darlington Memorial Hospital,
Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, DL3 6HX. Please make cheques payable
to: Co Durham & Darlington NHS FT Charity.
Published 13 November 2017
'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after
and very impressed.'
Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital