Generous donor funds new ultrasound devices

Portable devices will be used during the Coronavirus pandemic

Thanks to the support of a generous donor, Leeds Cares has been able to respond to a request to fund two new portable ultrasound devices, for use on patients with congenital heart conditions.

The department needed the machines after staff released their existing ultrasounds would be difficult to transport and complicated to clean if they needed to visit a designated Covid-19 ‘hot’ ward.

Hear more from Consultant Jan Forster, who works in the department and has seen first hand the benefits they can bring to both staff and patients: