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April 2, 2019 / madfriends2010

MIDSUMMER BALL

22ND JUNE 2019

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE AND SLIGHT TIME CHANGES.

PLEASE GET IN TOUCH FOR TICKETS – ITS GOING TO BE A GREAT NIGHT!!

WHAT IS THE MOBILE CT SCANNER APPEAL ALL ABOUT

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is a regional centre for Neuroscience and Major Trauma, housing the largest single-floor Critical Care Unit in Europe.

For many patients at QEHB, particularly those who have suffered major head trauma, the transfer to Radiology is not without risk. These patients need to be disconnected from the ventilator and bedside monitoring, laid flat and then transported 2 floors down for the scan. When the scan is complete, the process happens in reverse. QEHB are launching an appeal to raise £325,000 to purchase a portable CT scanner.

The portable CT scanner will allow radiographers to perform urgent scans for critically injured patients at their bedsides. Approximately 150 patients a year will be able to use the portable CT scanner, allowing crucial treatment to reach them sooner, not only potentially saving their lives, but improving their quality of life post-injury as head injuries can cause life-long disability if the brain sustains permanent damage.

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