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Charity patient welfare and equipment funded

Below are some of the patient welfare projects and new equipment the Trust has been able to fund thanks to the generosity of those who have supported our charity:

  • Biometrics E-Link Systems for the NSIC. The Systems package together with the tailored accessories are used to meet a wide range of clinical applications from hand therapy through to stroke and neuro rehabilitation. The system includes all the components to make one complete patient evaluation and exercise station for upper and lower extremity rehabilitation.
  • The Vantage Orian 1.5 Tesla (1.5T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for Wycombe General Hospital. This system is a wide-bore magnetic resonance diagnostic device developed by Canon Medical. The device is designed to produce cross-sectional trans-axial, coronal, sagittal and oblique images of the head or body, as well as produce enhanced imaging without contrast such as magnetic resonance angiograms (MRA). This scanner will enable the Trust to provide state of the art care to its patients. The equipment, installation and the room refurbishment were funded in partnership with ScannAppeal Charity. £450,000 was the contribution from this organisation and £325,000 was paid by our Charity.
  • Clinical Photography Equipment in order to establish a clinical video service. This equipment allows clinicians to photograph a wide range of clinical conditions for treatment planning and teaching purposes.
  • Continued funding for the use of Activity Based Restorative Therapy in the NSIC – St Francis Ward. This additional therapeutic intervention complements the therapy provision and enhances the quality of treatment received by children and young adults with spinal cord injury admitted to the St Francis Ward for rehabilitation.
  • Funding for a digital platform to support the Friends and family survey (FFT).  The survey is a national requirement, gauging how likely the Trust’s patients would recommend its services to their friends and family.
  • Continued funding for the Real Time Patient Electronic Observations and Escalation System. This solution enables staff to convert paper-based processes into digital processes using touchscreen and mobile devices, for the capturing and viewing of observation data in real time at the patient bedside.  Automation of these processes will minimise the risks to patient safety and also improve the quality of care provided.
  • Digital Signage Roll-Out: this equipment helps to refresh the entrance areas of the various hospitals within the Trust and provide the public with information screens.  The equipment helps to create an environment that is warm, welcoming and professional to visitors to the Trust.
  • Video Conferencing Roll-Out: this equipment provides video conferencing for the Anaesthetic Department.
  • Falls Alarms: this equipment is used by older, frail, confused patients and helps to reduce falls, which could impact their health.
  • Wax Bath and various other equipment: this equipment is used by patients at the NSIC.  It helps patients who are suffering from both long and short term impaired mobility due to suffering or recovering from the effects of a stroke.
  • Hoists for the NSIC: this equipment enables patients who are immobile or experiencing short-term reduced mobility to go about their lives independently, whilst maintaining their dignity.
  • Xcite Functional Electrical Stimulation System: this equipment enables patients within the NSIC with their rehabilitation to help achieve their goal towards mobility.
  • Ophthalmology Video Slit Lamp and Indirect Ophthalmoscope: this eye equipment enables the ophthalmologist to retain complex information.  This can be for example, when they undertake an examination for eye disease.  The information can then be demonstrated to the patient, which enables them to see what the ophthalmologist is doing.
  • Blanket Warming Cabinets: this equipment provides comfort to the patients, especially pre- and post-operation.  The anaesthetic rooms can be cold due to the air exchange and the offer of a warmed blanket can aid patients in their care and well-being.