An act of charity that many should look up to was made by the Microgaming Health and Care Trust which has donated a VeinViewer to the Paediatric Ward at Noble’s Hospital on the Isle of Man.
With this piece of equipment, particularly helpful with young patients, the staff will be able to clearly see a ‘map’ of a patient’s veins’ on the skin surface.
According to Dr Prakash Thiagarajan, Consultant General and Neonatal Paediatrician at Noble’s Hospital, “Placing an intravenous cannula in an infant or child can be very challenging for doctors and nurses, as well as being very distressing for children and their parents. Often we are forced to search only by feel, as veins are not always visible on the surface of the skin. A VeinViewer identifies veins under the skin and projects a virtual map onto the skin. This state-of-the-art piece of equipment will greatly assist us in locating the veins and thereby reduce the number of attempts required to place cannulae in infants and children.”
It was added by Dr. John Wardle, Trustee of the Microgaming Health Care & Trust: “The Microgaming Health & Care Trust was established to provide funding assistance to various health and social care projects on the Island where the outcome benefits the wider community.”