All the isolation side rooms in the Medical Assessment Unit at St Mary’s Hospital now have wall-mounted vital signs machines, thanks to the Friends of St Mary’s.
Although such machines were in 4 single-bed rooms, they were absent from the 4 2-bed rooms. Now, however, as a result of a £3,624 grant from the Friends of St Mary’s, all the beds in the double rooms also have their own machines on the wall.
The machines monitor patients’ blood pressure and oxygen levels, through a probe on a finger. Such checks could be made 4 times a day, by simply pressing a button. The readings are then put on patients’ files.
Jessy Gulati, Unit Sister has said:
“We are definitely very grateful to the Friends.
“By now having each bed with its own machine there is no longer any need to carry a machine to different beds. This minimises the risk of spreading infections and accidents.”