Charity donation eases the plight of MS patients

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THIS is the latest piece of medical equipment to be unveiled at Doncaster’s Tickhill Road Hospital.

The £8,000 bladder scanner has been donated to Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust by the MS Society.

It will be used for help multiple sclerosis patients by assisting in finding potential problems caused by a condition called a neurogenic bladder, which is caused by interrupted messages from the bladder to the brain.

It stops the bladder emptying properly, which in turn can cause urinary tract infections.

Doncaster MS Society chairman Martin Gibson visited the hospital to hand the equipment over to staff at its Neurological Rehabilitation Outreach Team.

He met with neuro outreach nurse Tina Turton, MS specialist nurse Julie Westerman, and staff nurses Unmani Nock and Nicola Hollingshead.

Ms Westerman was delighted with the donation.

0He said: “This is a generous donation by the MS Society and we are very grateful. This piece of equipment will be invaluable in helping patients with MS.”