Patients at Noble’s Hospital are to benefit from the latest in ultrasound technology thanks to a generous donation from the Henry Bloom Noble Trust.
Two new ultrasound machines have been purchased with £70,000 donated by the Trust. They will be used in the maternity unit labour ward, the neonatal intensive care unit and at outpatient clinics. The machines offer greater capability than those they are replacing, with enhanced image quality and new features including internal battery, easy mobility and remote servicing.
The new machines are to be presented by the Trust to the Minister for Health and Social Care David Ashford on Tuesday 5 November.
Ultrasound technology uses sound waves to provide images of the inside of the body. These help clinicians diagnose the causes of pain, swelling or infection in internal organs and are also used to monitor the development of babies during pregnancy, with modern technology allowing parents to see their unborn child.
Chairman of the Trustees Terry Groves said:
‘This latest investment in equipment at Noble’s enhances the service provided to patients in the Isle of Man – our clear aim and objective.
‘The previous machines served us well but technology has moved on and replacement was overdue. We’re pleased to fund these two top-of-the-range Canon Xario 200G machines, which were carefully chosen by clinicians to meet the demands of the Island’s only acute hospital.’
DHSC Minister David Ashford said:
’I would like thank the Henry Bloom Noble Trust and its donors on behalf of patients and staff for their generous donation. The Trust is a staunch and loyal supporter of Noble’s Hospital, always there to support us and unstintingly focused on providing equipment or funding services which will be a positive benefit for patients.’