DGH Friends raise money for x-ray protection at hospital

The fundraising Friends of Eastbourne Hospital group’s new project is to provide x-ray protection for nurses at the DGH.

The project aims to provide lead-lined walls in the resus room in A&E.

A spokesperson for the group said, “The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital are pleased to announce a six month special project to raise £72,000 for improvements to the resus room in A&E at Eastbourne DGH

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“The resus room has six bays and is where the most seriously ill or injured patients who arrive at the hospital are treated.

Lead-lined dividing wall. SUS-210416-134205001

“Currently each bay is set up individually and equipment is stored across the room which means staff have to leave the bay to gather the specific equipment they need.

“For their own safety, staff sometimes have to leave the room when a patient in another bay is being X-rayed.”

The lead-lined walls will enable staff to stay with their patient safely, even if another patient in the room is having an X-ray.

These walls will also have built in storage on both sides meaning that every bay can be set out in the same way and stocked with all the key equipment necessary, therefore saving valuable time in an emergency.

Each bay is also set to have a computer terminal – something that is essential for a department that went paper-free in December 2020.

If you would like to donate visit the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital website.