Hospital trust buys six POC ultrasound systems

Surrey and Sussex hospitals boost surgical and intensive care services

The anaesthesia department at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has invested in six SonoSite point-of-care ultrasound systems for its surgical and intensive care services.

Dr Frederic Sage, consultant anaesthetist at the trust, said of the procurement: “Increasing the range of ultrasound-guided procedures we perform, particularly in terms of regional nerve blocks, has driven up the demand on our existing point-of-care systems, and so we are continually investing in more instruments to fulfil this need.

“We have also been impressed by both the image quality and ease of use of SonoSite’s latest generation of instruments, and so have invested in five M-Turbo systems and one S-Nerve instrument for use in the intensive care unit (ICU) and across our various theatre suites. The multifunctional nature of the M-Turbo system is particularly important in ICU, where the systems are used for vascular and arterial access, tracheostomies, ascites taps and echocardiograms.”

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