Morriston Hospital thank friends for £17k equipment

Colorectal Unit staff at Morriston Hospital have thanked the Morriston League of Friends for essential equipment used to treat patients in the early stages of bowel cancer.

The £17,442 equipment, used during transanal endoscopic surgery, allows small early cancerous or non cancerous growths to be removed without the need of a major procedure.

Colorectal Unit staff

Picture above (l-r)  Jean Fowler,     Reverend Nigel Griffin Hospital Chaplain, Sian Harris Williams Treasurer League of Friends, Gaynor James Ward Sister, Mr Mark Davies Consultant General Surgeon, Michelle Griffiths Ward Sister, Carol Greenway Colorectal Specialist Nurse, Patricia Hughes Secretary League of Friends, Heulwen James, John A Hughes MBE Chairman League of Friends

Mark Davies, Consultant General Surgeon said: “We are very grateful to have received the equipment.

“Before, patients would undergo abdominal surgery and usually have to have a colostomy, or they would travel to Cardiff or Cheltenham for the special procedure – so it’s a massive step for us.

“This equipment will allow patients to recover quicker, with reduced complications and without the need of a colostomy.

“On behalf of the colorectal unit, I would like to thank the Morriston Hospital League of Friends for their kind donation.”

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