A trio of charities have come together to purchase a bladder scanner for the Rosemère Cancer Center’s inpatient department.

The scanner, which arrived at the ward last month, was requested by matron Danielle Jackson for the Ribblesdale ward, which is part of the patient ward at Rosemere Cancer Center in Preston.

She said: ‘We frequently have patients who have acute and chronic urinary dysfunction due to their cancer who need a bladder scan to determine the volume of fluid in their bladder.

“Depending on the volume, patients may need a catheterization to empty the bladder to relieve pain and discomfort. This must be done in a timely manner for the health of the patients. There are bladder scanners at the Royal Preston Hospital, but that means a Ribblesdale staff member has to leave the ward to locate one.

This means that patients can suffer longer than necessary, which is why it is important for us to have our own scanner.

About half of its £7,990.90 (£3,350) cost was donated jointly by the Rhodi Charitable Trust and the HVM Foundation, with the Rosemere Cancer Foundation funding the rest.

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Dan Hill, CEO of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “We are very grateful to the Rhodi Charitable Trust and the HVM Foundation for their support in this project.

“Danielle was determined to get a Ribblesdale Ward bladder scan for her patients. Her only option was to go through us as unfortunately having access to scans, although those that could be used in other parts of the hospital, meant it was outside the jurisdiction of the NHS.

“Thanks to the help of the Rhodi Charitable Trust and the HVM Foundation, we have now been able to purchase one exclusively for Ribblesdale Ward.”

Habibullah Munshi of Rhodi Charitable Trust and HVM Foundation said, “Rhodi Charitable Trust and HVM Foundation aim to support a variety of good causes. Supporting charities and local causes is particularly important to us.

“As such, we are delighted to work in partnership with the Rosemere Cancer Foundation to fund this much-needed bladder scanner for exclusive use in the Ribblesdale neighborhood.

“We are pleased that our contribution provides respite for patients who suffer from acute and chronic urinary dysfunction due to their cancer.”

Rosemere Cancer Foundation strives to bring world-class cancer treatment and services to cancer patients across Lancashire and South Cumbria treated at Rosemere Cancer Centre, the specialist center for cancer treatment and area radiotherapy at the Royal Preston Hospital, as well as eight other local hospitals. cancer units in both counties.