|Just what friends are for!|
|Written by Communications Team|
The St. Peter’s Hospital League of Friends has spent £50,000 on equipment for the ear, nose and throat department which will be used in the diagnosis of ENT patients.
Pictured here are (left to right): Clinical Director of Specialised Surgery Mr John Hadley, Chairman of St. Peter’s Hospital League of Friends Jim McCall, Ophthalmology and Specialist Surgery Matron Mandy Wilson, Olympus Keymed equipment representative Emma Dean, Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust Business Unit Service Manager for Specialist Surgery Barrie Jones and Outpatients department Sister Sue Henry.
Six Naso Larygnoscopes were officially handed over on Tuesday (03-03-09) when Chairman of the League of Friends Jim McCall said: “We are happy to support St. Peter’s Hospital wherever we can.”
As the volume of patients being scoped increases so the need for more diagnostic equipment grows. The slim, fibre optic scopes have an illuminated flexible end allowing viewing from any angle and are used for nose and throat examinations.
Receiving the gift Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant and Clinical Director for Specialised Surgery Mr John Hadley said: “We are very grateful to the League of Friends who have given us the opportunity to acquire this central piece of equipment for ENT and for use in head and neck cancer assessment.”