A state-of-the-art scanner at Lymington Hospital has had a rock ‘n roll unveiling by Dire Straits bassist and local resident John Illsley.

The new £906,000 kit is expected to give the radiology team higher quality images to pinpoint health issues quickly and effectively.

Dire Straits are just the tonic in Lymington where they are one of the most requested bands played into the scanner to relax patients.

John said: “Dire Straits received a lot of acknowledgements around the world and it’s lovely for our music to be used in a hospital setting as well – I find that as important as anything else we’ve ever done.”

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