Endoscopy department receives equipment from fundraising efforts

The Endoscopy department at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital have received new equipment, following fundraising efforts by the team.

After months of fundraising for Bournemouth Hospital Charity, the Endoscopy team has welcomed two new Insufflators. The team raised nearly £3,000 by organising cake sales, selling raffle tickets, and also received generous donations from patients.

Endoscopy Sister Samantha Hornby-Wykes rallied the Endoscopy team together to take part in fundraising activities for the new equipment.

She had this to say,

“With the support of local companies donating prizes and our lovely patients making monetary donations, we managed to raise funds to purchase the two machines, which will alleviate some of the discomfort experienced by patients during their procedure.

We’d like to thank everyone who contributed, volunteered and got involved. All of their support was very much appreciated.”

The insufflators improve the patient experience by reducing pain and reducing readmission rates. The Endoscopy unit routinely uses four machines in its day-to-day practice and now with the additional two machines, CO2 can be used in all procedure rooms and potentially with all its patients.

Bournemouth Hospital Charity spearheaded the Endoscopy team’s initiative. The Charity enables departments to raise funds and for items they need and to be able to spend donations in the best way possible.

Charity Fundraiser Claire Wainwright said,

“It’s been so heartwarming to see a whole department come together to fundraise for the equipment they needed. They’ve really supported each other and have been totally amazing!”

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