A new ultrasound scanner is helping to provide a ‘one stop’ service for many more women visiting Kingston Hospital with suspected gynaecological cancer. Its acquisition has doubled the capacity of the rapid access clinics, reducing the number of women needing to visit the hospital for multiple appointments, which means getting a cancer diagnosis and accessing treatment sooner.

With the new scanner in use, the gynaecology service can now offer same-day ultrasound imaging and appointments with clinicians, helping to improve access to services for patients and enhance patient experience, while helping the NHS trust to meet cancer treatment targets.

Miss Suzi Hutt, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Gynae-oncology Lead at Kingston Hospital, pictured with the new ultrasound, is hugely appreciative of those who donated to enable Kingston Hospital Charity to fund the ultrasound and said:

“We are delighted to have this new ultrasound machine. It has allowed us to significantly increase our capacity for ‘one-stop’ appointments for women referred with possible gynaecological cancer. This will improve their journey through investigations and help us to diagnose cancers faster. Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to enable us to purchase this equipment.”