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Charitable donations fund new bladder scanner for Withybush

Pictured, left to right, with the bladder scanner: Max Rodrigues, Health Care support Worker; Libby Davies, Registered Nurse; Leeanna Arran, Senior Sister.


Thanks to generous donations, Hywel Dda Health Charities - the official charity of Hywel Dda Health Board – has funded a new bladder scanner worth over £10,000 for Withybush Hospital’s Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) unit.

SDEC is the provision of same day care for emergency patients who would otherwise be admitted to hospital. Under this care model, patients presenting at hospital with relevant conditions can be rapidly assessed, diagnosed and treated without being admitted to a ward, and if clinically safe to do so, will go home the same day their care is provided.

The provision of the new equipment will ensure that bladder scanning facilities are available in a timely manner in the SDEC unit, and that care is delivered as quickly and effectively as possible.

Helen Johns, Hospital Service manager, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone whose donations have made this purchase possible. Your generosity has enabled us to buy a hugely useful piece of equipment which will make a positive difference to both patients and staff.”

Leeanna Arran, Senior Sister (SDEC), said “Having a scanner within the unit supports staff to assess, diagnose and treat patients on the same day in a timely manner with the aim that patients to then sleep at home in their own bed and avoid unnecessary hospital admission.” 

Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”

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