To equip a new Lithotripsy Unit to serve the South of England with a Lithotripter machine which fragments kidney and other stones into small crystals which pass out of the body naturally. No incision, no anaesthetic or hospital stay needed, so patients remain awake and go home the same day.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1157837)
To reduce or eliminate the painful effects of invasive stone surgery, so saving patients a two day stay in hospital; at the same time enabling surgeons to perform more cases resulting in reduced waiting lists.
Currently, a mobile lithotripter visits fortnightly so few people receive treatment. A lithotripter is an expensive item currently subject to budgetary constraints. The nearest unit is in Berkshire so donating a machine benefits patients by minimising effects experienced though incisions or anaesthetics whilst allowing them same day treatment. This procedure will reduce waiting times and hospital overheads as well as radically raising standards.
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