Stracathro Hospital welcomes unique piece of equipment

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Stracathro Hospital became the first hospital in Britain and only the third in the world to become of a owners a For two years the Friends of Stracathro Hospital, a registered charity, has watched in awe as consultant urologist Mr Ghulam Nabi worked towards acquiring this amazing piece of equipment for the hospital.

The Aixplorer Multiwave Ultrafast Imaging and Shearwave Elastography Ultrasound System destined for the urology department cost £75,000 which was met entirely through the generosity of the people of Angus and the Mearns who have made donations and left legacies to The Friends of Stracathro Hospital.

This equipment delivers accurate in depth information about the condition of the prostate gland and this in turn cuts down the number of visits to hospital and the sress of that for the patient.

The Friends of Stracathro Hospital are extremely grateful to Mr Ghulam Nabi for having confidence in them to support him with this project, which will impact in a very positive way on the health of the relevant male patients.

A spokesperson for Friends said: “We take great pleasure from knowing that patients from outwith Tayside also benefit from the excellent services offered at this hospital and consider stracathro Hospital to be the jewel in the NHS crown of Scotland.”

Consultant urologist and chairman of Tayside Urological Cancers Network, Mr Nabi, commented: “The Friends of Stracathro’s generosity has brought Aixplorer Multiwave Ultrafast Imaging and Shearwave Elastography System to Stracathro Hospital.

“This system’s advanced technology will benefit male patients by detecting more cancers at a much earlier stage enabling better care and treatment to be offered to them.

“It is envisaged that this ultrasound system will also help in the early detection of aggressive cancers which would otherwise go undetected.”

If you wish to contribute to the ongoing work of The Friends through donation, legacy or become invovled with our work, please contact Ruth Leslie Melville on 07730 884308.