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MRI Scanner

Craig Group believe in making a real difference to the North-east community and to support programmes which improve the health and wellbeing of people in this area.

The Craig Group and the Craig family have made a seven-figure donation to NHS Grampian, which will be used to purchase and install a state-of-the-art MRI scanner at Woodend Hospital in Aberdeen. This essential equipment will meet the growing demand for scans and allow many more patients to be seen more quickly.

Douglas Craig, Chairman and Managing Director of Craig Group, said:

“My father, David Craig, had close ties with Dr Metcalfe, a leading heart specialist at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, and it was his wish to donate funds towards his work. We wanted to make a contribution that would help the hospital treat patients more quickly."

“It is very fitting that Aberdeen offers MRI scanning wherever possible as it was here that physicist Professor John Mallard played a pivotal role in developing the world’s first whole body MRI scanner.”

Dr Shonagh Walker, Clinical Director for Radiology at NHS Grampian, said:

“We are extremely grateful to Craig Group and the Craig family for this generous donation, which will benefit people in this region for years to come".

The new scanner is expected to be up and running by early 2016.