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New Master Screen Suite and Pulmonary Function Testing Machine

New Master Screen Suite and Pulmonary Function Testing Machine


On Wednesday 12th April our brand new Master Screen Suite and Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT) machine was officially opened by Chairman Peter Coles. This was Peter Coles first official engagement since becoming Chairman of the Trust on the 1st April 2017.

The new £65,000 PFT machine replaces an old one that had been in service for the last 17 years! However, our brand new machine encompasses the latest technology which combines robust hardware and innovative software. The machine offers tests from spirometry to lung volumes, which diagnosis’s breathing problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), lung cancers and other breathing conditions.

Kevin Onley, Senior Respiratory Physiologist said “I am very excited to be using this new machine, I now feel I can offer a much nicer experience for my patients in our brand new suite. I see about 72 patients a week, many of whom have benefitted greatly for our new additions”.

Matron Heather Woods said “We are so pleased to have this new machine in our department, we have wanted one of these for a very long time and now to see it actually here is amazing. Kevin, is always saying how wonderful it is and how it has enhanced our patients experiences”.