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The Friends contribute £3,558 towards much needed Bladder Scanner.

PATIENTS at Broomfield Hospital needing bladder scans will have a faster and more efficient service, following the presentation of new equipment to the urology department by Friends at Broomfield Hospital.

The group, formerly called the League of Friends, have officially handed over a Cubescan 700 bladder scanner for the department, for use in the outpatient clinic and on the wards.

The Friends have contributed £3,558 towards the new touch-screen colour hand-held scanner, which is more than half the equipment’s total cost of £6,000.

Alison Douglas, chairman of Friends at Broomfield Hospital said: “Scans can now be done in the outpatient clinic on the same day and, as the scanner is so light and portable, it can easily be moved around the ward and operated at the bedside, wherever it’s needed most urgently.”

“This means the medical team can not only make a correct diagnosis early, but can also be confident to reassure and discuss appropriate treatment with patients. It also frees up the radiography department and allows them to concentrate of providing more involved scans that may be required. The scanner is our latest donation of specialist equipment to the hospital and we are delighted that it will help improve the service for urology patients.”

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