Friends donate £40,000 new scanner to RCHT
A donation of a £40,000 specialist ultra sound scanner has been made to the Gynaecological department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.
The scanner was donated to the department by the Friends of the hospital following a request from Cathy Dean, Endometriosis Nurse Specialist, and Farah Lone, Uro-Gynaecology Consultant.
Handing over the machine, Chairman of the Friends Beatrice Dyer was able to meet with the pair.
Cathy said: “The new scanner has made a big difference to the Endometriosis Centre. It allows us to offer an all in one service. There will be women accessing the centre who have never had a scan. The new scanner means they can come in, see me and be scanned at the same appointment.
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“There isn’t a day when this machine isn’t in use. By being able to scan women at their appointments, it saves them the inconvenience of a second appointment for a scan and that frees up our time to see other patients.”
As well as helping to treat women with pelvic floor problems, Miss Lone is also hoping the new machine will allow her to set up a service aimed at helping women who have on-going problems after suffering third and fourth degree tears during childbirth.
There will also be the option of undertaking research work.
To raise funds to pay for the scanner, the Friends are holding an evening of fashion and food at Griggs Restaurant in Lower Sticker, near St Austell on October 23.
Featuring fashions for all the family, there will be clothes from Manor Fashions in Helston and Griggs Country Store as well as a raffle and auction. The evening starts at 6.30pm and tickets can be purchased from the Friends by calling 01872 273329.