Harry Redknapp opens new state-of-the-art MRI and CT centre at hospital in Poole

‘FANTASTIC’: Harry Redknapp at the new MRI and CT suite

‘FANTASTIC’: Harry Redknapp at the new MRI and CT suite

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VETERAN football manager and local hero Harry Redknapp has officially opened a new MRI and CT Centre at The Harbour Hospital in Poole.

The former AFC Bournemouth manager, now boss of London side Queen’s Park Rangers, said he was delighted to open the “wonderful” new facility, which cost more than £2 million.

“The technology is very impressive,” he said. “It gives me great pleasure to join the fantastic team here to get this new and vitally important service up and running.

“I live in the area and I have friends at this hospital, I have been here quite a few occasions myself.

“I remember using the old mobile units but to see the new machines go in is fantastic.

“Illness can affect anybody at any time so it is great to have this kind of facility available on our doorstep.”

The BMI Harbour Alliance MRI and CT Centre, housed in the former Old Nursery on St Mary’s Road, will allow patients to access scans more readily, and the state-of-the-art open-bore Siemens MRI scanner – which weighs as much as a double-decker bus – will make scans a more comfortable and quick experience.

It also allows the hospital imaging team to obtain enhanced cardiac scans.

Consultant radiologist Dr Alistair Thomson said: “It really is a welcome and significant investment.

“Both the MRI and CT scanners will enhance the diagnostic imaging services provided by the hospital, offering patients rapid access to scanning and providing high-quality images.”

The imaging department will be managed by Alliance Medical in partnership with the hospital.

Hospital chief executive Dan Stonell said: “We’re incredibly pleased that Harry Redknapp could find the time in his busy schedule, especially mid-season, to join us and help launch our fantastic new facility.

“We would all like to wish him and QPR all the best for the rest of the 2013/14 campaign.”

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3:15pm Sat 8 Mar 14

fireflier says...

Did the 'local hero' get his massive cheque book out to help this cause?
Did the 'local hero' get his massive cheque book out to help this cause? fireflier
  • Score: -11

3:32pm Sat 8 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Get a doctor to have a look at your sons house maids knees harry.
Get a doctor to have a look at your sons house maids knees harry. nickynoodah
  • Score: -13

3:40pm Sat 8 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

local hero,you have to be joking,Portsmouth,So
uthampton,Afcb ,now Qpr,all suffered.
local hero,you have to be joking,Portsmouth,So uthampton,Afcb ,now Qpr,all suffered. pete woodley
  • Score: -12

4:07pm Sat 8 Mar 14

JHC2 says...

Well done Harry . He is superb at organising Charity Events and raising money, One of life's good guys - make no mistake
Well done Harry . He is superb at organising Charity Events and raising money, One of life's good guys - make no mistake JHC2
  • Score: 17

7:56pm Sat 8 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

O Lord that's bad news - the minute he leaves the Hospital will go bankrupt
O Lord that's bad news - the minute he leaves the Hospital will go bankrupt billy bumble
  • Score: -4

9:14pm Sat 8 Mar 14

apm1954 says...

leave harry alone he does a very good job for charity ask julias house etc
leave harry alone he does a very good job for charity ask julias house etc apm1954
  • Score: 11

9:55pm Sat 8 Mar 14

Benagain says...

Us poor National Health Service patients wont get to see the insides of them though.
Us poor National Health Service patients wont get to see the insides of them though. Benagain
  • Score: 7

12:05am Sun 9 Mar 14

southborne25 says...

Can we cut out the silly comments and look at the great benefit this facility will bring . As someone who had a brain haemorrhage in 2000 i owe my life to the Wessex Neuro unit at Southampton and the advances in scanners have enabled better images and less intrusive scans
Having this facility means a LOCAL facility which will pick up QUICKLY any internal bleeds ,tumours etc .A lot of surgery is by radiography rather then by physically opening up which could be riskier.
So when someone is injured in a car accident,gets assaulted(nb the one punch can kill campaign),has a brain tumour,brain aneurism etc then time and quick diagnosis is crucial.
Harry Rednapp just rolls his sleeves up and helps out and he's local -would you prefer Mr Cameron,Milliband etc to have opened the facility instead??
Can we cut out the silly comments and look at the great benefit this facility will bring . As someone who had a brain haemorrhage in 2000 i owe my life to the Wessex Neuro unit at Southampton and the advances in scanners have enabled better images and less intrusive scans Having this facility means a LOCAL facility which will pick up QUICKLY any internal bleeds ,tumours etc .A lot of surgery is by radiography rather then by physically opening up which could be riskier. So when someone is injured in a car accident,gets assaulted(nb the one punch can kill campaign),has a brain tumour,brain aneurism etc then time and quick diagnosis is crucial. Harry Rednapp just rolls his sleeves up and helps out and he's local -would you prefer Mr Cameron,Milliband etc to have opened the facility instead?? southborne25
  • Score: 7

2:26am Sun 9 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

southborne25 wrote:
Can we cut out the silly comments and look at the great benefit this facility will bring . As someone who had a brain haemorrhage in 2000 i owe my life to the Wessex Neuro unit at Southampton and the advances in scanners have enabled better images and less intrusive scans
Having this facility means a LOCAL facility which will pick up QUICKLY any internal bleeds ,tumours etc .A lot of surgery is by radiography rather then by physically opening up which could be riskier.
So when someone is injured in a car accident,gets assaulted(nb the one punch can kill campaign),has a brain tumour,brain aneurism etc then time and quick diagnosis is crucial.
Harry Rednapp just rolls his sleeves up and helps out and he's local -would you prefer Mr Cameron,Milliband etc to have opened the facility instead??
Yes
[quote][p][bold]southborne25[/bold] wrote: Can we cut out the silly comments and look at the great benefit this facility will bring . As someone who had a brain haemorrhage in 2000 i owe my life to the Wessex Neuro unit at Southampton and the advances in scanners have enabled better images and less intrusive scans Having this facility means a LOCAL facility which will pick up QUICKLY any internal bleeds ,tumours etc .A lot of surgery is by radiography rather then by physically opening up which could be riskier. So when someone is injured in a car accident,gets assaulted(nb the one punch can kill campaign),has a brain tumour,brain aneurism etc then time and quick diagnosis is crucial. Harry Rednapp just rolls his sleeves up and helps out and he's local -would you prefer Mr Cameron,Milliband etc to have opened the facility instead??[/p][/quote]Yes pete woodley
  • Score: 4

7:43am Sun 9 Mar 14

Richard 1976 says...

pete woodley wrote:
local hero,you have to be joking,Portsmouth,So

uthampton,Afcb ,now Qpr,all suffered.
Come on, that's a bit harsh.. Harry's a legend.. Not quite sure how The cherries suffered? First time in the second division ? Hmmm think your winding us up!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: local hero,you have to be joking,Portsmouth,So uthampton,Afcb ,now Qpr,all suffered.[/p][/quote]Come on, that's a bit harsh.. Harry's a legend.. Not quite sure how The cherries suffered? First time in the second division ? Hmmm think your winding us up! Richard 1976
  • Score: 3

10:03am Sun 9 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Big notice's at hospitals

VISITORS DONT SIT ON THE BEDS

hang on he cant read can he.
Big notice's at hospitals VISITORS DONT SIT ON THE BEDS hang on he cant read can he. nickynoodah
  • Score: -4

11:50am Sun 9 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

Benagain wrote:
Us poor National Health Service patients wont get to see the insides of them though.
A family member has her first session at this new facility. Oh yes, they are NHS.

What a pathetic statement Benagain
[quote][p][bold]Benagain[/bold] wrote: Us poor National Health Service patients wont get to see the insides of them though.[/p][/quote]A family member has her first session at this new facility. Oh yes, they are NHS. What a pathetic statement Benagain TheDistrict
  • Score: -6

11:53am Sun 9 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

And leave a try Redknapp alone. He does more for this area than anyone else does.
And leave a try Redknapp alone. He does more for this area than anyone else does. TheDistrict
  • Score: -1

11:55am Sun 9 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

TheDistrict wrote:
And leave a try Redknapp alone. He does more for this area than anyone else does.
Bloody predicted text,

Should read Harry Redknapp
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: And leave a try Redknapp alone. He does more for this area than anyone else does.[/p][/quote]Bloody predicted text, Should read Harry Redknapp TheDistrict
  • Score: -2

5:07pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Plumber64 says...

I like Harry Well done
I like Harry Well done Plumber64
  • Score: -2

5:29pm Sun 9 Mar 14

cromwell9 says...

PHT ,IS a Fantastic General ,Trauma,facility.
They saved my life last year,
I have the utmost respect for all the staff for what they do for us
I was also Pleased they Did NOT join BMTH CHRISTCHURC TRUST,
WEll done HARRY,
PHT ,IS a Fantastic General ,Trauma,facility. They saved my life last year, I have the utmost respect for all the staff for what they do for us I was also Pleased they Did NOT join BMTH CHRISTCHURC TRUST, WEll done HARRY, cromwell9
  • Score: -3

7:59pm Sun 9 Mar 14

EddieVH says...

Nicely vague reporting to get a positive spin.

This isn't an NHS facility, it's private.

Nothing to see here for the vast majority of us.
Nicely vague reporting to get a positive spin. This isn't an NHS facility, it's private. Nothing to see here for the vast majority of us. EddieVH
  • Score: 3

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