This page includes pictures and descriptions of some of the purchased equipment.

Portable Bladder Scanner

Friends of Malvern Community Hospital, a registered charity dedicated to purchasing equipment for the patients and staff at Malvern Community Hospital, have recently purchased a portable Bladder Scanner.

The Bladder Scanner was presented to Sally Quilley, the Women’s and Men’s Health and MSK Physiotherapist at Malvern Community Hospital by Julian I’Anson, Chairman of the ‘Friends.’ Sally thanked the Committee, “I am very pleased to accept the bladder scanner donated by the Friends of Malvern Community Hospital – thank you very much indeed.”

Ultrasound scanners can be used to estimate the volume of urine in a bladder non invasively and avoid unnecessary catheterisation. Some patients receiving physiotherapy at Malvern Community Hospital have continence problems, and part of the assessment is to check if the bladder is emptying properly. Previously this information was not available, and patients had to be referred elsewhere. Now, using the new portable scanner an assessment can be made during the first appointment at Malvern.
Presentation of Portable Bladder Scanner to Sally Quilley by Julian l'Anson, Chairman of the Friends
Portable Bladder Scanner

CPM K1 Hip and Knee Machine

The latest purchase by the Friends is a CPM K1 Hip and Knee Machine costing over £2,000. The YouTube video l shows this kind of machine (you can play it full screen)

NX3 Ultrasound System

The consultants will use this in out-patient clinics. Instead of X-rays, it uses high-frequency sound waves to obtain images, which are displayed on a monitor. It is mobile, easy to use, and provides exceptional image quality. Click on the image to show it larger.
NX3 Ultrasound System

ECG Machine

ECG Machine

Exercise Bicycle for Leg and Cardiovascular Disease

Exercise bicycle for leg and cardiovascular disease

Exercise Treadmill for Leg and Cardiovascular Exercise

Exercise Treadmill for leg and cardiovascular exercise

Mobile Observation Monitor

Mobile Observation Monitor

Patient Transfer Trolley

Patient Transfer Trolley

Philips Observation Monitor

Philips Observation Monitor

Streamline Treatment Couch

Streamline Treatment Couch

Ultrasound Machine

Ultrasound Machine

Image Intensifier

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The image intensifier (known as a C arm because of its unique shape) is used during live procedures to enhance and pinpoint areas of the body on which the treatment is administered.
Image intensification is a non-invasive procedure and is therefore used by patients as an alternative to surgery.  It can be used when the patient is not suitable for or too high a risk for surgery.  It can also be used prior to surgery to provide pain relief.
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