Monitoring the Mayor
The Dolby Equality Spot Plus Monitors will play an invaluable part in monitoring patients visiting the Medical Assessment Unit for daycare procedures. It will enable blood pressure, heart and pulse to be monitored whilst the patient is receiving treatment. Dr Ruth Charlton, Deputy Medical Director and Sister Tracy Reeman demonstrated to the Mayor of Epsom & Ewell, Cllr. Clive Smitheram, how the equipment worked.
As a result of car boot sales held at Epsom General Hospital throughout 2010, EMEF were able to purchase a £6,000 Arjo patient hoist for the Stroke Unit on Britten Ward. Ward Sister, Karen Brand, explains, “this second hoist has taken the pressure off in busy times when several patients need to be moved for various reasons, especially at meal times”.
Alan Harris, ex Chelsea Footballer, scores success at Epsom
Ex Chelsea and QPR footballer, Alan Harris, presented 2 portable Naso-Pharyngo-Laryngoscopes, costing nearly £9,000, on behalf of EMEF to Consultant ENT Surgeon, Peter Robb. The fibre optic endoscopes are state-of-the-art technology, used to examine the nose and throat. These examinations can now be carried out with local anaesthetic spray in the outpatient clinic. In the days before fibre optic technology examining the vocal chords would often require admission to hospital and a procedure under a general anaesthetic. The endoscopes are used to diagnose conditions, including cancers of the throat.
Cargill Cares - insufflator presented by Jo Cooper of Cargill to the Radiology Team at Epsom
£7,000 Insufflator - a sophisticated carbon dioxide pump that allows the colon to be inflated and distended in a controlled way, providing high quality images with minimum patient discomfort. Using carbon dioxide delivered in this way causes much less cramp and discomfort than air. Image shows Consultant Radiologist, Dr. Chris George and Radiographers, Neera Patel and Martha Shangazhike, with Fund Co-ordinator, Bess Harding and Cargill's Jo Cooper who presented the insufflator to the Radiology Team.
Surrey County Councillors DASH
Surrey County Councillors, Chris Frost, Eber Kingston, Jan Mason and Colin Taylor, donated £3,000 from their Councillor's Allocation to purchase a £3,000 DASH Monitor for the Paediatric A&E Department at Epsom General Hospital. The DASH will continuously monitor a baby or child's vital signs - blood pressure, heart rate, pulse, respiratory, temperature and oxygen levels whilst the patient is assessed and looked after by nursing and medical staff. The machine can alert staff to any changes in the patient's condition by a visual display unit.
In hot water!
Constant hot water, so necessary for the busy Oaks Outpatient Clinic, thanks to Cargill who provided the funding for a Heatrae Sadia water heater.
Spirometer for Clinical Assessment Ward
Cllr. Eber Kingston and Ewell Court Resident's Association, Les Duplock, presenting a £295 Spirometer for the Clinical Assessment Ward to Sister Amanda Elgar, following a fund raising Quiz Night. The Spirometer will play a vital role in respiratory problems.
DASH Monitoring Equipment
Prof. Peter Lewis, of Ewell Adult School, with the DASH Monitoring Equipment (£5,000) for the Day Care Unit at Epsom General Hospital, with Sister Jenny Broadrick and patient Michelle Sparrow. The DASH can continuously monitor a patient's vital signs.
Right on Cue!
Jimmy White, MBE, presented the £80,000 Pathos, an automated rapid tissue processor, to the Pathology Department. The new system will greatly improve the way Pathology functions by allowing faster reporting of specimens than previously.
Sonofix Position Aid for use in ultrasound
Holds the baby in a comfortable position so that an ultrasound examination of the baby's hips can be carried out.
The Writer presented by Sir Trevor McDonald, OBE on behalf of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund
This £11,500 piece of equipment will speed up the whole process of assigning a unique identification number to each tiny cassette. It will withstand the effects of the chemicals used during their time in the tissue processing machine and also in a busy laboratory - human error is always a factor.
Nippy Bipap Ventilators
For patients requiring respiratory support and non-invasive respiratory ventilation. The new non-invasive ventilators (NIPPY), costing £12,500, will be an essential piece of equipment for the treatment of respiratory problems, including patients with severe breathing difficulties.
Urology Camera Stack presented on behalf of Epsom Medical Equipment Fund by Jimmy Tarbuck, OBE
A £42,000 state-of-the-art piece of surgical equipment which will significantly improve the quality of care that male and female patients, with kidney, bladder, prostate and pelvic floor problems, will receive.
Carescapes and DASH
The DASH continually monitors patients; measures observations, blood pressure, pulse rate, ECG for the Day Care Unit (£6,500). The Carescape (5 Carescapes - £11,500 for A&E and 2 for the Day Care Unit) is a portable blood pressure machine on a roll-around stand which can take all general observations i.e. pulse, measuring percentage of oxygen in the blood, temperature. Hundreds of people will benefit daily from these machines.