Charity Funds Provide New Critical Care Equipment

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Patient care in our Critical Care Department has been further improved thanks to funds raised by the UHNM Charity.

The department at Royal Stoke University Hospital was able to purchase a brand new GE Venue ECHO ultrasound machine which can be used at patient’s bedsides.


Dr Nageswar Bandla, Consultant in Critical Care and Anaesthetics said, “The new machine purchased with our charitable funds has improved the point of care ultrasound service for our critical care patients. This has further strengthened the comprehensive bedside ultrasound service delivered by the critical care team.”

The department is made up of 40 critical care beds spread across five pods, with approximately 170 nursing staff and dedicated consultant intensivists.

Dr Bandla added, “The new addition has been a great diagnostic aid in detection of lung pathology in critically ill ventilated patients. This is consistently used in obtaining safe vascular access and immediate resuscitation of the hemodynamically unstable patients. The Critical Care consultants are now able to deliver comprehensive Trans thoracic and Trans Oesophageal echocardiography service and training on Critical Care.”  

If you would like to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit www.uhnmcharity.org.uk for more information, or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team.

(Dr Bandla is pictured with UHNM Charity Manager Steve Rushton)