the organisation

the history of the centre

The Centre opened in 1985 and was funded entirely by voluntary donations resulting from a public appeal masterminded by Dr Paul Strickland OBE MB BS FRCR FRCP FLS. The Official Opening Ceremony was performed on 20 March 1986 by the Duchess of Kent, who continues to be our Patron.

Dr Strickland was amongst the very first to be convinced of the importance of medical imaging in the accurate diagnosis and subsequent treatment of patients with cancer and other serious diseases.

Since its inception the Paul Strickland Scanner Centre has continued to pursue the aim of its founder in remaining at the forefront of scanning technology, providing the latest CT, MRI and PET/CT scanners and a Cyclotron unit producing the tracer, all on one site, facilities unsurpassed for clinical use in the UK.