The emergency department of St Mary’s Hospital can now make use of a new hand-held ultra sound probe, thanks to a £4293 donation by the hospital’s Friends.
“We are very grateful for this additional equipment,” said the department’s consultant, Dr Maria Lynch. “We are a trauma unit now, and this probe is very important in trauma care. Without it in the resuscitation room there would be a delay in accurate diagnosis.”
Among the probe can be used to detect free fluid in the abdomen or whether there are lacerations in the spleen or liver.