A hospital will build a new imaging centre once the current one is demolished.

Milton Keynes Council has approved plans submitted by Milton Keynes University Hospital for its site on Standing Way, Eaglestone.

Plans detail the ‘demolition of the existing single-storey MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scanner building and the erection of a new three-storey CT (Computed Tomography) and MRI Scanner building, between the Radiology Department and the Endoscopy Unit’.

The number of full-time employees will increase from 40 to 55.

“The existing MRI building is no longer fit for purpose and significantly undersized,” a planning statement reads.

“The Trust require an increase in accommodation and new equipment to deal with the increasing demand and complexity of diagnostic imaging.”

It adds: “The new imaging centre will lead to a reduction of inpatient turnaround times and increase use of bed stock. It also has the potential to offer any surplus capacity to other local healthcare providers.”

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