The MRI service is now in full swing in the Radiology unit with shortened waiting times and fewer journeys for local patients. Additionally, other Trusts can utilise the service with the same benefits for their patients and provide valuable revenues for our hospital. We have recently further enhanced the department with the financing of state of the art Fluoroscopy equipment which will largely replace the need for Barium meals and enemas. The equipment’s C arm allows the camera to revolve around the patient rather than having to turn the patient to obtain the required view.
In 2012 we agreed to purchase a retinal scanner for the ophthalmic service. The Cirrus Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT) is particularly beneficial in diagnosis of early Glaucoma and Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This new equipment, together with the Yag laser funded in 2010, is providing a comprehensive Ophthalmic service avoiding the need for patients in the New Forest having to travel for their treatment.
COFFEE MORNINGS FOR 2015
The dates for the next coffee mornings are still to be confirmed.
The Giant Plant Sale plus stalls of gifts, jewellery, scarves and bags held on Thursday 10th September raised £1505.40. Thank you to all those who came and supported the event.
The League of Friends Lymington New Forest Hospital table top sale outside of Moore Blatch Solicitors in the High Street (opposite Boots) held on Saturday 20th June raised £821.
This year’s Flag Day was held on 6th June and raised £986.23 on the day.