RNOH Charity hoists our patients to new heights

Ali Ghasempour and hoist

Earlier this year, the RNOH Charity has again provided much needed and appreciated support in the procurement of a number of new medical devices. Two new spinal operating tables to replace and upgrade our existing 20-year-old models, a new overhead patient hoist for the main theatre's minor ops procedure room, and three Electromyograph (EMG/NCS) systems for our Neurophysiology department.

For those of us not familiar with the EMG/NCS systems, Zoë Carrol, a member of our Neurophysiology team explained: “These systems are used during surgery to carry out specialised neurophysiological investigations during peripheral nerve surgery. This allows the surgeon to identify which nerves are damaged and to what extent in order to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient. The previous systems were very old and not supported by the manufacturer anymore and this new equipment will allow us to continue with a far more reliable service. The clinical neurophysiology team are very grateful to the Charity for this generous gift which will help patients for years to come."

Mike Gilles, Operational Contracts Programme Manager, thanked the RNOH Charity on behalf of the RNOH "for their flexible and dynamic response in engaging with our needs and funding these requirements. This new equipment will provide increased assurance and confidence for our clinicians enabling them to remain focused on delivering optimal care safely to our patients."

charity hoistSean Molloy, Consultant Spinal Surgeon and Jonathan Berry, Theatres General Manager (click image for slideshow).

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