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What we have funded
The charity has been able to make grants of over £5 million over the past twelve months thanks to your help and support. You will always be able to see examples of what you are funding via this site.
Chris Boivin, Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of Nuclear Medicine, received £16,000 to purchase an IQSPECT system. This innovative piece of kit will be added to the new SPECT/CT gamma camera in the new hospital, as Chris explains:
“UHB’s IQSPECT system will be the first in the country. It consists of a pair of specially designed collimators (devices which direct gamma rays into the camera) and dedicated software to reconstruct the images. It will allow us to reduce scan times for patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging from around 20 minutes to 4 minutes. It is more comfortable for patients as they have to hold the scanning position for less time and it reduces the likelihood of them moving during imaging which would reduce the scan quality.”
As well as funding projects at the Selly Oak and Queen Elizabeth hospitals, the charity is also proud to support the Sight for East Africa project and the fantastic work carried out by UHB’s ophthalmology department in Tanzania
The charity made an initial grant of £15,000 to purchase a fundus fluorescein camera system and the ophthalmology department have since raised additional funds through staff fundraising and corporate donations.
We have also bought things in other areas of the hospital to support patients and staff. Below are a few examples of where we’ve spent some of the money that has been raised
“The hospital charity provides those added extras that make a huge difference to the lives of military patients and their families. Thank you for your support”
Royal Centre for Defence Medicine staff nurse