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.
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.”