The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Statement: MRI scans

9 June 2020

Dr Phil Wood, Chief Medical Officer at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

“We are extremely sorry to hear about Mr Hall’s circumstances, and we are looking into Mr Hall’s case to understand the background.

“We have maintained MRI scanning for all urgent interventions, clinically prioritising those patients who have been referred by a GP with a suspected cancer diagnosis, or those presenting in our emergency department where MRI was considered appropriate.  All our urgent referral pathways have remained open during the pandemic. 

“Throughout the Covid-19 outbreak we have continued to follow NICE guidelines by clinically triaging cases into high, intermediate and low risk of cancer.”