A tracking hoist facility was purchased through Charitable Funds for the Acute Stroke Unit to help members of staff move stroke patients from beds and chairs.
Charitable Funds have purchased four Bladder Scanners for various departments throughout Bradford Teaching Hospitals at a cost of £7,500 each. These machines mean that staff can now measure the volume of a patients bladder which will help assess urinary retention and also help prevent unnecessary catheterisation.
Nearly £24,000 was spent on staff training between April 2010 and March 2011. This covers courses, conferences and training days that members of staff have attended which will enable them to improve their knowledge of their chosen area, and help provide better care to patients.
Members of staff from Bradford Cancer Support visit the hospital on a regular basis to help inform cancer patients of the benefits that are available and help the patients and their families complete the relevant paperwork. Charitable Funds have been funding this service for over 4 years.
Complementary therapy is available to all cancer patients at Bradford Teaching Hospitals as an optional treatment alongside chemotherapy and radiotherapy. External therapists come into the hospital on a monthly basis and all treatment provided is funded through the Charitable Funds.
Extra dental equipment including toothbrushes, inter-brace refills and retainer brite tablets are purchased from the Charitable Funds and are available in the Orthodontic department for patients to purchase at a discounted price.