Why is it so urgent? Well, medical imaging plays a vital role in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of patients and is key to rapid treatment in emergency situations. Doctors and other health professionals at the Trust say that CT scanning is vital in the prevention, detection and treatment of many illnesses and diseases.
Through this Appeal the Trust aims to significantly improve the experience for local people who have a wide range of conditions. The Trust already has a CT scanner, which is in constant use, and need a second modern and more up to date machine to cope with the growing health needs of the people of Tameside and Glossop.
The Appeal has been launched in partnership and with the full support of the Tameside Reporter, Tameside Radio and the Glossop Chronicle. They are helping to reach out to the local community – to schools, pubs, churches, companies and charities – and already many have promised their help.
The Trust has appointed award winning Angie Wild to lead and coordinate the Scanner Appeal. She is credited with raising almost £100,000 for charities across Tameside and Glossop, and two years ago she received the Queen’s Award - the highest honour given to volunteer groups across the UK - with other volunteers at Willow Wood Hospice.
You can support the Appeal by buying a pin badge for £2 from one of the many collection points across the Trust and across some local supportive businesses. You can also give directly to the Appeal via the just giving website: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/tangscanner