Support for Blackburn surgeons with new Piezo saw

Surgeons operating on patients with head and neck cancers at the Royal Blackburn Hospital have been given the latest in precision instruments – a piezo saw – at a cost of almost £44,500 from our charitable funds.

The hand-held ultrasonic device, which has changeable ultra-sharp scalpel tips, enables surgeons to make both fine and deep virtually blood-less incisions that cause minimal damage to surrounding soft tissue.

This means patients typically experience less post-operative bruising, swelling and nerve damage, making for a safer procedure with a quicker recovery.

Our fundraising manager Sue Swire, said: “We are delighted to be able to support the head and neck theatre team at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

“Their bid for this new equipment came to us via our ELHT&Me colleagues. Having this new surgical instrument is beneficial to both surgeons and patients in that it improves surgical precision, leading to a faster, less painful healing process for patients.”

The funds we spent on the device included a £2,000 donation from Great Harwood-based the David Brooke Charity, and a £2,000 donation from the Hospital Saturday Fund, a London-based registered charity that supports health charities, hospices and medical organisations nationally.

Thank you so much to all of our wonderful donors, fundraisers and volunteers, and to the David Brooke Charity and the Hospital Saturday Fund too – your kind support means that we can continue to fund new, innovative equipment like this for the benefit of cancer patients across the region!

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