Stephen has joined Lyn Brown, the Member of Parliament for West Ham, in opening a new MRI scanner at Newham University Hospital.
The pair cut the ribbon to officially unveil the state of the art device, which means that patients suspected of having prostate cancer can now be scanned on site, rather than being transferred to the City of London for treatment.
Around 500 people are being treated with the scanner each month, said the hospital’s clinical director of imaging, Dr Hussein Kamel. The technology will reduce patient waiting times and allow for more accurate diagnoses, according to Barts Health NHS Trust, who run the hospital.
Speaking afterwards, Stephen said: "I really welcome the investment being made, which is being reflected in the high degree of confidence that the people of Newham now have in this hospital.”