Please continue to donate whatever you can, if you are able and keep up to date with the appeal at www.hampshiremedicalfund.org/the-dig-deep-campaign
The hospitals’ needs are shifting on a daily basis, but right now they desperately need your help to buy:-
2 x Mobile X-Ray Units – these will be used specifically for Covid-19 patients meaning we reduce risk of cross contamination and maintain a safe level of care for critically ill patients who do not have Covid-19 – £110,000 (£55,000 each). ***PURCHASED***
1 x Maldi – tof Microbiology machine – identifies organisms that present an MRSA risk amongst other key pathogens informing infection prevention and operational decisions across all three hospitals – £164,203. ***PURCHASED***
1 x MRI Monitoring System for Cardiology and Critical Care – will allow performance of MRI scans in intubated and ventilated patients (this is currently only possible at Winchester Hospital). It will also allow ‘stress’ MRI scans to be performed with continual monitoring for critical Cardiac cases. This is not currently possible in Basingstoke, Winchester or Andover hospitals – £41,424.
1 x Cardiac Telemetry Monitoring system for Acute Assessment Unit and Ambulatory Care Unit. Allows patients to move through the emergency department more quickly and to be monitored in the ambulatory care unit – £39,290. ***PURCHASED***
1 x Transthoracic Echo machine for Acute Cardiology Unit – This machine would allow Andover Hospital to perform cardiac echo scans on Covid-19 patients rather than transfer to Basingstoke or Winchester hospitals as the Andover hospital machine has recently broken – £37,000.
1 x Airvo 2 Optiflow System for Children’s Ward – This piece of equipment is highly tuned to deliver humidified oxygen effectively to babies and children who are extremely unwell with respiratory infections – £2,475. ***PURCHASED***
1 x Ultrasound and Echocardiography Machine for Intensive Care – This machine will play a big part in the evolving COVID19 situation as clinicians have to split stock between infected and non-infected patients – £20,750.
1 x ORSIM Bronchoscopy Simulator for Intensive Care & Anaesthesia – This equipment allows training on negotiating airways in real life scenarios, which will be particularly pertinent with retired clinicians returning to the front-line at this time – £18,000.