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Scunthorpe League of Friends ease pain for patients

The Scunthorpe League of Friends has donated more than £2,500 to purchase an Accuvein device for the ambulatory care unit at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

 The Accuvein AV400 is a device which allows hospital staff to shine a light onto a patient’s arm to help identify veins easily when giving injections.

 The ambulatory care unit assesses and treats patients who don’t need admitting to a bed.

 Unit manager Karen Roe said: “Many of our patients require regular intravenous treatments and blood sampling. A large percentage of them have poor venous access requiring multiple attempts to puncture veins, this is painful for patients and also poses an infection control risk.”

 “We are extremely grateful to the League. This device has been a valuable contribution to the unit and will be used daily.”

 League of Friends treasurer Harold Edwards said: “This appears to be a very useful device and will save a lot of time and patient discomfort. The League certainly looks forward to a continued relationship with the unit.”

 The League of Friends works in partnership with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust charity the Health Tree Foundation.

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