John Bercow MP opens new x-ray machine at Buckingham Hospital


Patients in Buckingham are set to benefit from a new state of the art x-ray machine that is now available to outpatients at Buckingham Hospital. This is the first digital x-ray machine available across the Trust.

The new equipment was purchased following a generous donation of £70,000 from the hospital’s League of Friends. The League of Friends fund raises to support the hospital facilities and amenities for the benefit of patients and staff.

Local MP and Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said: “Buckingham Hospital is a precious service for local residents. It has often faced challenges due to funding pressures. It is such good news that the hospital has acquired this brand new state of the art x-ray machine that will offer much reassurance to patients and is a clear sign that the hospital is to play a central role in health provision in Buckingham for a long time to come.”

John Wrigley Chairman of Buckingham Hospital League of Friends said: “As soon as this project was suggested to us two years ago, we recognised the importance of the X-ray service to local patients, many of whom previously had to travel to Stoke Mandeville Hospital for their X-rays. Now, we are delighted that the service is up and running so that more people can be treated closer to home.

“The fact that we have been able to contribute £70,000 speaks volumes for the support which the hospital enjoys in the local community.  We also regard this as a very reassuring statement of confidence by Buckinghamshire NHS Trust about the future of Buckingham Hospital.”

Graeme Johnston, Non-Executive Director, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust said: “At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we are always looking at how we can continuously improve the quality of care we provide and how we can work collaboratively with our partners in the community to improve the patient experience. I know from the staff and patients how important this local x-ray service is, providing access closer to home for many.”

In the photo we can see from Left to right as follows: Margaret Clarke; John Bercow; Josie Jerrams; Ross Hunt; Barbara Hood;  Frank Dolton; Frances Denley; John Wrigley and Roger Harrington.