Important new scanner for hospice

Important new scanner for hospice

Published by Mike Draper at 5:54am 10th February 2020.

2 minute read

Salisbury Hospice is pleased to announce yet another incredible project which has been funded by its wonderful supporters.

The inpatient team at the hospice now have a vital bladder scanner!

  • This fantastic device reduces the risk of UTIs (urinary tract infections)
  • That helps to increase patient comfort and satisfaction
  • The bladder scanner is used on average ten times a week

VITAL TIME SAVED

Until now Salisbury Hospice Charity has never owned a bladder scanner. If they needed one patients had to wait, and staff lost valuable time going backwards and forwards getting a scanner on loan.

Pippa Baker, Palliative Medicine Consultant/Lead Consultant for Salisbury Specialist Palliative Care Service said:

"The benefits have been that we have reduced staff time searching the acute hospital trust for a scanner that we can borrow for our patients, which intern has improved care for patients as we can scan as and when we want, reducing the need for unnecessary catheters."

Inpatient Sister Helen Savage and Trust and Foundations Fundraiser Peter Burch with the new Bladder Scanner at Salisbury Hospice.
Inpatient Sister Helen Savage & Trust and Foundations Fundraiser Peter Burch with the new Salisbury Hospice bladder scanner.
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