|We are always very pleased
to hear from people and groups who have benefited from
a donation as to how the money has helped them. Here are
a few testimonials which we would like to share with you.
City Hospital, Birmingham Accident
Karen Mitchell, Senior Nurse Manager
The scanner has made a vast difference in the treatment of
patients brought into A&E with abdominal and chest trauma.
Severe injuries to the abdomen and /or chest can be life threatening
and as such time and a precise information regarding the patients
injuries are vital.
Before having the portable ultra machine patients who were
stable enough would have been taken to another department
to have a scan. Depending on the time of day this could take
anything up to an hour. Patients too critical to be moved
would have had no option but be taken to theatre for an exploratory
With the new machine patients are treated at their bedside
in the A&E department. Within 5 minutes the machine will
detect and locate the source of internal bleeding, this cannot
be detected through normal external examinations.
The machine has also been of tremendous use in other types
of patients, as it makes it very easy to quickly detect pregnancies,
check for fluid in the abdomen and detect clots and abnormalities
in blood vessels. This provides us with invaluable assistance
in determining patient diagnosis at point of arrival, enabling
us to deliver appropriate management in a timely manner.