A Danflow 1000 Uroflometer was presented to Consultant Oncologist Dr Rakesh Raman on behalf of the Kent Oncology Centre. This machine makes it easier for oncologists to ascertain whether a patient is suitable to receive radiotherapy treatment. In some cases, it can make symptoms worse, so oncologists have to be totally sure that it is right for an individual before going ahead. The centre is very grateful to PCSA Kent for this valuable enhancement to patient care, said Mr Raman.
At the same time, Urology Consultant Ben Eddy received a donation of £1,000 from the charity in recognition of his recent achievement in cycling 220 miles from London to Manchester. This was in aid of the Urology Foundation, a national urological charity that has funded training of robotic theatre nursing staff at K&C.
Mr Graham Edwards, of PCSA Kent, said: “We are pleased to be able to make these donations, which will ultimately help improve life and treatment for patients in East Kent. The charity recognises the good work that is done at K&C and we are grateful for the opportunity to support the care they give. We are delighted also to be able to add to Mr Eddy’s fundraising total for the Urology Foundation.”
Mr Eddy is a leading Urology consultant and uses pioneering techniques such as the DaVinci Robot to operate on prostate cancer.
He said: “We are always looking at ways in which we can advance and develop treatment available and we embrace new technology which enables us to do that. The donation to the Urology Foundation will support this aim and I am grateful to PCSA Kent for their support.”