Epsom Medical Equipment Fund has teamed up with the Leatherhead Lions Club to present staff in the Day Case Unit at Epsom Hospital with a brand new portable bladder scanner, which will aid the diagnosis of common urological conditions.
When Jim Malynn, former President of the Leatherhead Lions Club, heard that Epsom Medical Equipment Fund was trying to raise money for a Verathon Bladder Scanner, the club came up trumps by donating £3,500 towards the cost of the scanner. Jim said: “We were delighted to be able to make a donation towards the cost of the scanner, following our fundraising efforts from last year’s Donkey Derby and Christmas street collection.”
“We are a club of volunteers from this community, whose aim is to help where we can – it is natural that those who give to us should share in the common benefit of providing medical equipment at Epsom Hospital.”
The Day Case team was thrilled to receive their new scanner, which was officially presented by Rory the Leatherhead Lions mascot, along with Jim Malynn, Mike Hallam, current President of the Leatherhead Lions, and Bess Harding MBE, Epsom Medical Equipment Fund Co-ordinator. Just to check everything was in working order, Sister Lorna Belen carried out a demonstration of the scanner on Rory himself!
The scanner, which allows clinicians to quickly and accurately measure bladder volume, will be used to help treat a variety of patients in the Day Case Unit. Sister Belen explained: “It is very important that we are able to give patients a bladder scan once they have had their catheter removed. Having this new scanner will enable us to treat more people and improve the care we are giving to our patients.”
“There was great excitement in the Day Case Unit when the scanner arrived. We are so grateful to the Leatherhead Lions Club and Epsom Medical Equipment Fund, both for their generosity and the hard work they put in to raising the funds to pay for the scanner.”
More information about Leatherhead Lions Club can be found at http://www.leatherheadlions.org.uk/. For more information about Epsom Medical Equipment Fund and to find out how you can get involved, please visit http://www.emef.org.uk/ or https://www.epsom-sthelier.nhs.uk/get-involved.