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Cash boost for Wirral hospital dermatology unit
3:41pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in News
CLATTERBRIDGE hospital has received a donation of nearly £8,000 that will be used to buy equipment for its dermatology unit.
The cash, from the Hospital's League of Friends, will be used to buy two padded and movable and reclining armchairs for use by patients receiving intravenous infusions for their skin conditions.
The charity also made a donation towards a walk-in ultra violet light machine which helps to treat skin conditions.
Sister Sue James, department manager of the dermatology unit, said: “The new photo chemotherapy machine will provide hundreds of treatment courses for patients and will help to treat a range of skin conditions including psoriasis.
“The two padded chairs will make it more comfortable for patients with conditions such as arthritis to receive skin treatment courses.
"We would like to thank the Clatterbridge Hospitals League of Friends - as this additional equipment will make a real difference to our patients, many of whom have to receive treatment over a long period of time.”
Ken Arnold, chairman of Clatterbridge Hospital's League of Friends, added: “We are delighted to be able to help with funds for this equipment at the dermatology unit in Clatterbridge Hospital.
"We’re pleased to be able to support the excellent care this fabulous unit provides."