Yesterday in the morning (26th March), The Countess of Wessex as Patron of Leeds Children’s Hospital, opened the Cardiac Hybrid Suite and Children’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanner at Leeds Children’s Hospital. HRH was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire (Mr. Edmund Anderson).
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Yesterday we were delighted to welcome HRH The Countess of Wessex to officially open our brand new MRI and Cardiac Hybrid Suite.
Funded by generous donations from our charity partners Leeds Cares and Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, the new theatre suite has created a dedicated environment for children’s cardiac surgery and neurosurgery.
The new theatre complex will improve the care provided to young patients with complex congenital heart disease, and those undergoing neurosurgery by supporting the internationally recognised work of our expert teams.
The cardiac hybrid theatre allows cardiac surgeons and cardiologists to perform surgery at the same time which means the skills of both specialists can be employed together, reducing treatment time for patients.
The intra-operative MRI scanner allows scans to be done during neurological surgical procedures. This means surgeons will be able to see straight away how much of a brain tumour has been removed rather than scanning at a later date to discover that additional procedures may be required.
As a result, young patients will need fewer general anaesthetics, MRI scans and surgical procedures.
The new theatre suite links directly to existing theatres in Clarendon Wing thanks to work undertaken by Leeds-based contractor BAM Construct UK.
Leeds Cares is the charity partner of Leeds Teaching Hospitals – helping to provide exceptional healthcare. Leeds Cares supports all the causes and appeals currently raising money for Leeds Teaching Hospitals. You will find more details by clicking here.
Children’s Heart Surgery Fund supports children and adults born with congenital heart disease across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. Working alongside the Leeds Congenital Heart Unit at Leeds General Infirmary, charity is funded by generous donations from the general public, corporate supporters and by the amazing efforts of the fundraisers.
In the afternoon, Her Royal Highness, Colonel-in-Chief of Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, attended the Chief Nursing Officer Symposium to discuss the Corps’ past and future at Defence Medical Services in Lichfield, and was received by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire (Mr. Ian Dudson). HRH handed out prizes to those recognised for their outstanding work over the last year. Tiny article can be found here.
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