The generosity of our supporters has enabled King’s College Hospital to purchase a new specialist blood sampling chair for the nuclear medicine service. About 100 patients a week benefit from the equipment, which makes receiving injections safer and more comfortable.
Patients having injections can only be exposed to low amounts of radiation. So if the vein was missed on the first attempt, they’d have to go away and wait before trying again – something that used to happen all too often with an old-fashioned static chair.
“If a patient’s uncomfortable they’re more likely to move when we’re trying to put the needle in. For staff it’s much better now because even the slightest movement can put you off. We’re not so worried by that now that there’s that added comfort for the patient.”