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New equipment for organ donation teams

landscapeCritical care and emergency department teams at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust are benefiting from equipment worth £50,000 to help stabilise, monitor and safely transfer patients for transplants.

The equipment includes three new purpose-built critical care transfer trolleys and four new ventilators, including one ‘high tech’ portable one. Each transfer trolley is a ‘mini intensive care unit’ and has all the equipment needed to stabilise, monitor and safely transfer ventilated critically ill patients – particularly important in transferring patients who could go on to save the lives of others by donating organs.

Julian Hull, clinical lead for organ donation at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, said: “These new trolleys and ventilators are a huge benefit and enable our teams to deliver the best care they can at a very difficult time for patients and families. Organ donation is difficult to talk about but the teams at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, including Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands Hospitals, are working together to save lives through organ donation and transplantation.”

For further information or to sign up to the Organ Donor register, please visit their website.

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