Community charity’s generosity sees new equipment funded
» THE generosity of a community charity has seen the installation of new endoscopy equipment at a hospital.
Members of Cirencester Hospital League of Friends funded the new £18,000 endoscopy system, which is now in use at Cirencester Hospital, which is part of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust.
Sister Janet Gale said: “It is a much more up-to-date version of the system we had previously. “As well as improved imagery, the new endoscopy equipment is wireless, meaning the various elements of the unit can talk to each other. Also, the number of trailing cables is dramatically reduced, making it easier and far more efficient to operate, plus it has a second monitor.”
The hospital’s Endoscopy Department is busier than ever, having recently taken on additional activity, meaning more patients can be seen locally.