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MRI Entertainment System funded by charity reduces anxiety and enhances patient experience

Generous charitable funds from Plymouth Hospital Charity’s (PCH) priority fund along with a substantial memoriam donation from Phil Sanders, has allowed for the funding of the Siemens Nordic Comfort Solution Media System for the MRI department at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP). This recently acquired advanced media system has already enhanced patient experience during MRI scans, whilst also making for a calmer working environment for our colleagues.

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South West Blood Bikes is an essential part of UHP

As you may already know, South West Blood Bikes (SWBB) is a remarkable Plymouth-based charity who utilise the motorbike skills they have for the benefit of the service that they provide, with a fleet of ten liveried blood bikes. South West Blood Bikes comprises of teams in Plymouth, Torbay, and North Devon to cover all Trusts across these areas. This impressive service is run entirely by volunteers who cover a seven day-rota, 365 days a year to provide an out of hours service to support NHS Trusts to transport essential urgent supplies such as blood, pathology samples, medication, medical equipment and notes and occasionally donor breast milk to the NHS hospitals and hospices throughout Devon and beyond, at absolutely no cost. It doesn’t stop there, they also have two four-wheel-drive cars for inclement weather, as well as a support van which can be used as an on-call vehicle if needed, or for events.

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