New bladder scanner for Southmead A&E

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The Accident & Emergency Team at Southmead Hospital has been presented with a brand new bladder scanner worth £6,000 by the Bristol Area Cardiac Support Group.

The scanner enables staff to closely monitor and assess patients with cardiac failure to see if they have urine retention.

Previously, as a precaution, if staff were concerned patients would be catheterised which is an invasive, and sometimes, painful procedure.

Juliette Hughes, Matron, said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Bristol Area Cardiac Support Group.

“When we were at Frenchay they presented us with our first bladder scanner and now we have two, which will be beneficial to our patients.”

Bristol Area Cardiac Support Group was formerly known as the Frenchay Hospital Cardiac Support Group but changed its name when services moved to Southmead last year.

The Accident & Emergency Team at Southmead Hospital has been presented with a brand new bladder scanner worth £6,000 by the Bristol Area Cardiac Support Group