Andy Robinson is a Level 6 paramedic tasked to make home visits to over 9,000 patients in South Kesteven. As a specialist in emergency medicine, Andy will be able to triage patient needs, assessing who needs admission to hospital or a visit from the doctor.
We are looking to raise funds to provide Andy with additional equipment to increase his effectiveness. This includes:
a LivePak 15, that acts as a defilbrillator, 12 lead ECG and CO2 monitor
a Lucas 2 Automatic compression unit
Equipment supplied May 2019 with kind support from the Margaret Brown Trust
With microscopic and microsuction ear wax removal, the ear wax is directly visualised under the microscope whilst being removed. This makes the procedure much quicker, safer and comfortable for the patient. Other benefits include: No water is flushed into the ear canal. The procedure is performed ‘dry’ significantly reducing the risk of infection and accidentally ‘pumping’ ear wax deeper into the ear canal. Unlike ear syringing and ear irrigation, it can be performed in people who have a perforated eardrum or grommet, mastoid cavity and cleft palate, in addition to any foreign object (e.g. children’s marble) that may be lodged inside the ear canal.
Dr Felicity Allen will lead the project.
The trust is raising funds to equip a minor surgery clinic to be located at the Ancaster surgery. Taking advantage of the experience and specialisation of Dr Matthew Glasson in dermatology, the clinic will be able to carry out minimally invasive procedures involving electrocautery, curettage and cryosurgery treating skin conditions such as benign moles, viral and seborrheic warts, skin lesions, removal of abnormal tissue growth and preventing or stopping bleeding. At present, most patients needing these procedures are sent to main NHS hospitals at Grantham or Lincoln but waiting times are long. The practice believes that with the appropriate equipment it will be able to offer speedy and local treatment to over 840 patients a year.
Equipment supplied in January 2019