1st April 2020
Cobalt is supporting the NHS locally and nationally during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. The Imaging Centre on Thirlestaine Road in Cheltenham is providing urgent scans for cancer patients to enable them to continue with their treatment pathways.
On a national level, the charity is gearing up to support NHS England using mobile Computerised Tomography (CT) scanners to be located at NHS hospitals and potentially the new COVID-19 field hospitals across England to support COVID-19 patients.
Peter Sharpe, Chief Executive said ‘We are an agile organisation, ready to support the NHS where the need is greatest. We will continue to support cancer patients using our specialised scanning equipment, but we are also working with NHS England to deploy four of the latest mobile CT scanners at 24 hours’ notice to support hospitals throughout the UK. These scanners will be operating up to 24 hours per day. Our ability to do this is down to our dedicated staff who have risen to the challenge and of course the generosity of donors who have supported the Charity for many years, this is especially important during this difficult time.’
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