The Ward 12 Complex, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, has been accumulating funds for a bladder scanner, which will rapidly assess patients with urinary retention problems arising from side effects in the use of spinal anaesthetics. The scanner will enable rapid treatment, reduce the use of catheters, and reduce the occurrence of infections and sepsis. It will also ensure that privacy and dignity is maintained for patients, something all too easily lost in hospital.
The Warwickshire Masonic Charitable Association has been pleased to match the amount already accumulated, which will go a long way towards obtaining the scanner. Pictured below is W Bro Tony Newby, former Provincial Charity Steward, presenting the cheque for £750 on behalf of the Province, to the staff on the Ward, where Tony and his wife Ann have both recently received treatment.
If any Lodge or individual wants to help with the appeal, please contact John Hayward, Provincial Charity Steward in the Yenton Charity Office.