The endoscopy unit at Cirencester Hospital has been given a huge boost after the Members of Cirencester Hospital League of Friends funded a brand new state-of-the-art £18,000 endoscopy system.
The Olympus 290 Elite video system is a much more up to date version of the current equipment they already have and will provide another monitor to enable the team to position one monitor at either end of the patient, so they can see exactly what’s going on.
An endoscopy procedure enables doctors to identify & diagnose inflammation, ulcers, and tumours by looking inside a patient’s body using the long, thin and flexible camera called an endoscope. The endoscope can be inserted into the body through a natural opening, such as the mouth and down the throat, or through the bottom.
The Olympus 290 Elite video system has been in use for two months now and the updated equipment has already been hailed by the staff at Cirencester Hospital, which is part of Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust, as a triumph. The hospital staff believing that patients are already reaping the benefits, as Sister Janet Gale explains “From the patients’ point of view they love the second screen. It means they can see what’s going on whichever side the unit is on.”
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