Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Charity donation improves Manx osteoporosis care

A charitable donation has improved the standard of osteoporosis care on the Isle of Man, the government says.

The Manx osteoporosis society pledge of £1,500 will upgrade the technology used to measure bone strength and density.

The system, which is called a DEXA scanner, has been described as "invaluable" in the treatment of patients at risk from the disease.

A government spokesman said it also meant some Manx children would not have to travel to the UK for treatment.

Radiology manager, Diane Rainford said: "This donation couldn't have come at a better time.

"This donation has ensured that the hospital has the most up to date technology benefiting of all those patients who require their bone density to be measured."

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