NEWS5 November 2021

New digital PET-CT scanner coming to Surrey Research Park

Alliance Medical are delighted to announce that in summer 2022 they will be opening the doors of a new state of the art, digital PET-CT unit at the Surrey Research Park, Guildford. Relocating the existing PET-CT service from Royal Surrey County Hospital onto a technologically advanced digital scanner will deliver many benefits to patients including increased appointment availability, enhanced image quality and overall improved patient experience.

Patients will benefit from an easily accessible facility, designed specifically around the patient journey, away from the acute hospital site. This includes accessible transport links, free parking and charging points for electric vehicles. Inside the facility, patients can enjoy a calm and relaxing environment where time and care has been taken to select colours and lighting which supports the psychology behind creating a relaxing and soothing space.

The new centre will also allow Alliance Medical to support its partners with increased capacity to carry out vital research into diseases such as cancer and dementia. Research is important to Alliance Medical and to driving better outcomes for patients.

Richard Evans, UK Managing Director, Alliance Medical comments:

“We are passionate about delivering first class, excellent patient care and the opening of the new facility is just another step in improving diagnostics services across the UK” 

Louise Stead, CEO The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust comments: 

“Our partnership with Alliance Medical has resulted in improved patient experience and enabled us to continue to offer cutting-edge cancer care for the patients of Surrey and Hampshire and this new centre will only serve to further improve upon this” 

Angela Richardson, Guildford MP comments: 

“Alliance Medical’s new digital PET-CT unit at Surrey Research Park is a real boon for Guildford residents, as they are set to benefit from cutting-edge health facilities in their fight against diseases such as cancer and dementia. This collaboration between Alliance Medical, Royal Surrey County Hospital, NPL and the University of Surrey is exactly the type of partnership being encouraged by the Government’s Life Science strategy.”

David Sampson, Pro-Vice Chancellor at Research & Innovation at University of Surrey comments: 

“The University of Surrey has worked in partnership with Alliance Medical, Royal Surrey County Hospital and the National Physical Laboratory for many years on research into medical imaging for cancer detection. Alliance Medical’s location at Surrey Research Park will help facilitate the next exciting phase of our research partnership to build on the radiomics work to develop AI for cancer detection. This project dovetails brilliantly with the Surrey People-centred AI Institute, our newly-formed, pan-University institute with the mission to shape AI responsibly for the public good by putting people at its heart.”

Grant Bourhill, CEO of Surrey Research Park comments: 

“We are delighted to welcome Alliance Medical to our vibrant healthcare & life sciences sector which represents over a third of the Park already. Alliance Medical has already developed partnerships with several of our 200+ companies and we look forward to supporting their innovation-driven growth to improve the lives and wellbeing of our society.”