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Supporters Buy New Hi-Tech Medical Gear
13 May 2013

STATE OF THE ART: Ipswich Hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic has new camera equipment thanks to kind donations from patients and volunteers. New state-of-the art cameras are today helping medics at Ipswich Hospital treat cancer patients.

The hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat (SNT) clinic is benefiting from the items, which were bought thanks to donations from patients and volunteers.

The Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, run entirely by volunteers, reached its £44,000 fundraising target earlier this year to buy two new vision scopes for the clinic. The scopes are used to examine patients’ throats and have state-of-the-art cameras inserted to give a much clearer picture. Doctors at the clinic will use them for patients who have had head and neck cancer, treatment to make sure the disease has not returned.

Steve Spragget, a member of the support group, said: “When we started fundraising, we asked the doctors what would be on their wish list and vision scopes were top of the list. “We’ve done all sorts of fundraising, from a big fun run to local raffles and we’ve been giving talks right across Suffolk to let people know what we are up to.”

Article taken from the Ipswich Star 7th May 2013.