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Lymington Hospital Friends aim to raise £120,000 to buy three colonoscopes for Community Diagnostic Team

LYMINGTON Hospital Friends are appealing for help from the public to raise £120,000 to buy three colonoscopes so they can extend their service to more local people.

The Community Diagnostic Team treats 300 patients each month, and this new equipment will enable staff to get the best possible views of the bowel using the latest optical technology.

This also makes the procedure easier and more comfortable for the patient.

The Community Diagnostics Team at Lymington Hospital
The Community Diagnostics Team at Lymington Hospital

Chris Roseveare, consultant physician at Southern Health Foundation Trust, explains: “This new equipment incorporates an imaging system which helps to avoid the formation of loops within the bowel during colonoscopy.”

Mike Hodges joint chair and trustee of Lymington Hospital Friends added: “The Friends value the continuing generous support from the local community to help us raise funds to enable the hospital to treat more patients and to improve patient care.

“Lymington Hospital Friends are dedicated to helping our local hospital develop even better patient care facilities. Your donations are vital to our work to add facilities over and above what the NHS can fund and provide.”

For more information or to donate, visit www.lymingtonhospitalfriends.org

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