18th October 2018

Friends donate four video laryngoscopes

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated four video laryngoscopes, which help give doctors an improved view of a patient’s throat, when undergoing a general anaesthetic prior to surgery, worth £44,000.

The video laryngoscopes have an LED camera to allow for a far wider view of the patient’s vocal cords than would be achieved in other ways. This makes a general anaesthetic safer for the patients whist the wider view, visible on a screen, will help to improve training of doctors.

Harry Walmsley, Chairman of the Friends of Eastbourne DGH with Dr Naomi Forder, Consultant Anaesthetist

Harry Walmsley, Chairman of the Friends of Eastbourne DGH with Dr Naomi Forder, Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Naomi Forder, Consultant Anaesthetist said: “We would like to thank the Friends for this generous donation. These new scopes are an exciting new advance in patient safety, making a huge improvement of the view and access to a patient’s airway before surgery.”

Harry Walmsley, Chairman of Friends of Eastbourne Hospital said: “We are pleased to be able to offer doctors in the anaesthetic department these new scopes. Being a retired Consultant Anaesthetist myself, I can see they will be of great benefit. A big thank you to all those who donate money to the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital who help make donations such as this possible.”