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State of the art hospital equipment purchased with Friends donation
STATE of the art equipment to help treat Kidderminster Hospital patients with facial deformity has been purchased with a donation from the League of Friends of Kidderminster Hospitals.
The £14,000 was used to buy items including a new laboratory workstation and surgical equipment for the treatment centre’s Oral Facial Surgery and Orthodontic department.
According to the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, the Kidderminster team treats 120 patients for dental and facial deformity every year, including cleft lip and palate and jaw alignment operations - the average patient is aged 18.
David Wase, chairman of the friends, said: “The aim of the League of Friends is to maintain and help develop services at Kidderminster Treatment Centre for local people.
“The group was established in 1959 and we’ve made donations to various different departments and clinics over the years and we’re delighted we’ve been able to help the team.
“We are fortunate to receive support from the community.”
Consultant orthodontist, Peter Rice, said the equipment meant full pre-surgical treatment could be performed at Kidderminster Hospital.
“It save patients a visit to Worcestershire Royal Hospital and also means we have a full range of equipment available at Kidderminster for training juniors,” he added.
“The extra equipment is the icing on the cake for us. We already had in place state of the art surgical planning software and the new equipment means we can offer patients a real top quality service from Kidderminster.”
For more information or to join the League of Friends of Kidderminster Hospitals call 01562 67653.