University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust has invested over £1m in 45 new ventilators for its critical care unit.
Dräger has completed a major project with the trust to supply a fleet of 45 new Evita Infinity V500 ventilators for the critical care unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
The Evita Infinity V500 ventilators, which use the latest technology to provide high-performance respiratory therapy, will be installed in all existing critical care facilities at the hospital, including a new 12-bed bay.
Dr Nick Coleman, associate medical director at University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to equip Royal Stoke University Hospital with this new respiratory equipment.
“Investing in critical care is integral to patient safety, and is a vital part of the trust’s aims to transform our hospitals to ensure that they meet the needs of our patients, both today and in the future.
“One of the most-important criteria for us when selecting which critical care ventilators would best meet our needs was to ensure ease of use for our nurses. These new ventilators are very straightforward to use and our staff were given training by clinical experts to help understand the machines exceptionally well.”
Lesley Youren, Dräger marketing manager for respiratory care, added: “Our ventilators are designed to deliver high-quality critical care ventilation. The ability to configure the ventilator to meet each critical care unit's individual needs is very important to staff. We were delighted to work with clinicians and nurses at the hospital to ensure the ventilators were set up for their clinical preference, making them easy to use."