The Friends of the Conquest hospital have kindly donated five sleep diagnostic kits worth £27,000, for sleep apnoea patients to use at Conquest Hospital.
The kits will be used to diagnose both adult and children referred to the Conquest Sleep Disorders Unit. Staff were delighted with the new equipment. Jill Meeres, Principal Sleep Technologist and Unit Manager said: “The Conquest Friends continue to support this specialised unit and have also recently donated TV monitor for use with staff training. We would like to thank Chairman Bill Hamilton, Mrs Jayne White and other committee members, for their continued support and generosity.
Sleep Specialist, Mr Andrew d’E Meredith said: “These new kits will replace the equipment previously funded by the Friends which is now coming to the end of its natural working life and has become increasingly unreliable. Not only will the new equipment be more reliable but it is also less intrusive for the patient as it uses new technologies reducing the size of the main recorder and using less wires. I am sure our patients will appreciate the improvement and it will allow us to perform more sleep studies at home releasing vitally needed hospital beds. As ever we are grateful to the Friends without whose help the Sleep Disorders service would not be the excellent, cutting edge, service it is today.”