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Equipment boost for cancer services at Mid Yorks

The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has received a new piece of state of the art X-ray equipment, from the Dr Jackson Cancer Fund in Pontefract.

The new X-ray specimen cabinet (pictured) will enable The Trust’s cancer surgeons to accurately and immediately view specimens for x-rays whilst a patient is in theatre.

Surgeons will now be able to view and decide instantly whether further surgery on a patient is needed or whether the surgery is complete, as they will no longer have to wait for the result to come from the Trust’s Radiology department. The equipment is also wireless enabled so can be used in any of the Trust’s theatres at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield.

The new X-ray specimen cabinet will not only save time for staff and their patients in theatre, but also save time for the Trust’s Radiology team, as they will no longer have to disrupt busy clinics to take images of breast specimens from theatre.

Katrina Tyldsley, Group Manager - Cancer, at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “The fundraising efforts from the Dr Jackson Cancer Fund has made a huge difference to services at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals over the last 40 years and they continue to amaze us with their generosity.” 

The new state of the art equipment will also allow the cancer teams to review specimens at the Trust’s Pontefract and Dewsbury Hospital sites too, as the team will no longer be dependent on using the highly specialised radiology equipment on site at Pinderfields Hospital.

Bill Mulroe BEM, Vice Chairman, of the Dr Jackson Cancer Fund, said; “We are very pleased to be able to support the Trust with further equipment for the benefit of cancer patients in our region, and we are committed to working together to raise more money.”

A water cooler and a specialised clinical fridge for storing samples at minus 80 degrees were also donated by the charity, and has enabled the Trust to take part in the National 100k genomes project.

 

 

Photo: (L-R) Bill Mulroe BEM (Dr Jackson Cancer Fund), Nazir Karim (Medical Physics Technologist at The Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust), Sir William O’Brien (Dr Jackson Cancer Fund), Katrina Tyldsley (Group Manager - Cancer, at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust) and Samantha Smith (Head of Finance at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust / Treasurer of Dr Jackson Fund).