What will the Festival buy in 2020?
A revolutionary gynaecology clinic in Hampshire offering both investigation and treatment for women in a single hospital out-patient visit. The money raised by the 2020 Festival will buy the ground-breaking technologies needed to perform these one stop, minimally invasive surgeries. The impact of this unit will be far reaching for women living in Hampshire who are suffering from distressing menstrual symptoms. The Festival Committee is also hoping to raise enough funds to sponsor the training of a specialist nurse to run this groundbreaking and life-changing initiative.
In 2019, we raised the phenomenal amount of £55,000 which has enabled the Hampshire Medical Fund to purchase two Sysmex Sentimag Systems for the Breast Surgery departments in Basingstoke & Winchester Hospitals. The Sentimag Systems enable patients to no longer have a wire fitted to the breast before Surgery. This in turn ensures that the patient’s experience is not so harrowing, more accurate localisation of breast lumps and enables timetabling to be more efficient across both hospitals. The Sentimag Systems will benefit over 200 patients per year.
In 2018, the Festival raised £25,381 which enabled the Hampshire Medical Fund to buy a State-of-the-art Laparoscopic Simulator and Mobile Camera/Monitor System for Gynaecology, General Surgery and Urology at Basingstoke Hospital and put the remaining funds towards an Intrabeam Intraoperative Radiology Machine to treat Breast Cancer at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.
The charity, which buys cutting-edge medical equipment for Basingstoke, Winchester and Andover hospitals, was founded by the late Earl of Carnarvon in 1981. With the burden of funding requirements on the NHS ever increasing, the Hampshire Medical Fund’s work is increasingly necessary to help enable our Hampshire Hospitals provide the best possible care for patients, putting our Hampshire NHS Trust at the forefront of clinical excellence.
By supplying pioneering equipment to our hospitals, the Hampshire Medical Fund is aiding our Hampshire NHS Trust in being able to attract and retain the best consultants, junior doctors, nurses and therapists to care for the community of Hampshire.
Contact the Hampshire Medical Fund
Telephone: 01256 314759