New surgical equipment funded by League of Friends Charity

Patients at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital are benefitting from new surgical equipment purchased using a £80,000 donation from the Bournemouth League of Friends Charity.

The bi-polar system bought with the funds allows Urological surgeons to manage more safely bladder outflow obstruction in patients with enlarged prostates.

The ability to carry out this procedure will reduce the need for the hospital to refer some patients elsewhere for their treatment.

Consultant Urological Surgeon Kevin Turner said,

“The equipment is wonderful. It is certainly an improvement on the equipment we had before and will result in a reduced length of stay and faster recovery for patients.”

This equipment will allow us to tackle larger prostates in one sitting and with reduced blood loss. Post-operative stay will also be reduced.

The equipment is safer to use in patients with pacemakers and implanted cardioversion defibrillators.

The League of Friends Bournemouth, who raised the funds to cover the bi-polar system had this to say,

“We are proud to support the Urology Department and the purchase of this amazing piece of equipment, which will benefit the hundreds of men treated at Royal Bournemouth Hospital each year.”

“Our charity was established 64 years ago to help people treated at The Victoria Hospital Boscombe and transferred to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and we couldn’t think of a better way to support our hospital than by purchasing equipment over and above what it can afford.”

For more information on how you can donate to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, visit or call the Charity Office on 01202 704060.

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