New £60,000 heart scanner for Royal Stoke hospital

Bosses at the Royal Stoke University Hospital have taken delivery of a new £60,000 heart scanner.

The scanner will make a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of children cared for at the hospital and their parents, who up until now have had to travel to hospitals outside of the area including Birmingham to get treatment for their heart conditions.

Some of the staff have worked tirelessly fundraising for the scanner holding numerous events of the last year.

Teresa Wilson, Matron for Children's Intensive Care Unit, was one of a number of staff who trekked up Mount Snowdon to raise much needed funds.

The family of Stanley Scarratt, who was born with a cogenital heart defect and died in January aged 17 months, also raised thousands of pounds towards the appeal.

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