The Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Trust is a large acute 862 bedded Trust consisting of two main hospitals, Maidstone and the new Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury providing a full range of general hospital services and specialist cancer care. The new PFI hospital at Pembury has been constructed on the existing Pembury Hospital site and provides all inpatients accommodation in single rooms making it the first NHS acute hospital of its kind in the UK.
The Radiology depts across MTW undertakes 305,000 examinations per annum. We currently own two 3T MRIs undertaking 20,000 examinations per annum. However the Trust is currently using a mobile MRI for a variety of examinations. To ensure waiting times do not exceed the national standards the Trust is exploring the opportunities to now purchase a 1.5T MRI new or second hand. This could be in the form of a mobile or modular build.