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Examples of what your generous donations have achieved in recent years:

 

Sleep Helps Healing

Sleep Helps Healing

As part of the Trust’s ‘Sleep Helps Healing’ campaign, the Friarage has taken delivery of 132 soft close bins, thanks to a contribution of almost £12,000 from Friends of the Friarage.

The bin lids are specially made to reduce excessive noise and close more quietly, enabling patients to get a good night’s rest contributing to their recovery.

The move follows feedback from a patient survey which identified noise at night as the main area that could be improved to help make a patient’s hospital stay more comfortable.

Ultrasound technology

TWO new state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are set to reduce discomfort and speed up recovery for patients undergoing mastectomies and other surgical procedures at the Friarage.

The scanners, which significantly reduce discomfort through the more accurate use of an anaesthetic technique called nerve blocking, have been provided thanks to a £42,000 investment from the Friends of the Friarage.

Used with a local anaesthetic, or in combination with a general anaesthetic, nerve blocking allows a highly targeted approach to anesthetising the patient prior to surgery. This results in an improved patient experience, with quicker recovery rates and lower numbers of patients having to stay in hospital overnight.

Ultrasound technology
Sim Man

Sim Man

A range of equipment costing £59,000 for the simulation suite to help train doctors and nurses of the future, including the Sim Man – a realistic, full-body adult wireless patient simulator.

Eye Scanner

Specialist diagnostic equipment

(Heidelberg machine)

costing £153,000 for the Friarage.

Eye Scanner
MRI Scanner

MRI Scanner

£500,000 contribution towards the purchase of an MRI scanner for Friarage Hospital.