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Relatives’ Accommodation at ARI

Project 840 Intensive Care Unit staff approached the Trustees to seek funding for the conversion of a bed store to provide accommodation for the relatives of critically ill patients.  Endowment funding provided a three-bedroom unit, complete with en-suite bathrooms and a kitchen.  The ICU waiting areas have also been redecorated and
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Relatives’ Accommodation at ARI

Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting Room

Project 906 The MDT Room is where all the staff involved in patient’s diagnosis, which can often be a cancer diagnosis, meet to agree on a course of treatment.  These regular MDT meetings ensure that all the experts are in the same room, agreeing the best possible treatment for each patient. Endowments
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Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting Room

Neurosurgery Ultrasound and Microscope

Project 536 The Neurosurgery team were delighted to receive funding from Endowments for a state-of-the-art ultrasound and microscope to complement their expertise in brain and spinal surgery.   This is only the second ultrasound of this type in Scotland, and the most advanced in the country.
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Neurosurgery Ultrasound and Microscope

Prosthetics Lab

Project 878 Enquiries about a new chair for the Posthetics Lab led staff to think about how the department could be better configured.  As well as a new chair, Endowment funding allowed the treatment room to be relocated to provide direct access rather than patients having to walk through the lab.
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Prosthetics Lab

Antenatal Pre-Assessment Clinic

Project 977 In anticipation of the new ways of working envisaged when the Baird Family Hospital opens, staff were keen to redesign the Antenatal Service at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital to provide a more responsive service to patients.  This included the provision of a more comfortable waiting room for patients, thans to
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Antenatal Pre-Assessment Clinic

Stroke Ward

Projects 866 and 897 When the Stroke Ward relocated to its new location in Ward 214, staff were keen to take the opportunity to make changes to the ward layout and to have extra equipment installed for patients.  Endowment funding supported the conversion of the balcony area to provide space for
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Stroke Ward

Neonatal Cots

Project 882 Ten new height-adjustable Neonatal Cots were purchased by Endowments for the Neonatal Unit to make access to the newborns easier for nurses and parents.  When the Baird Family Hospital is completed in 2020, the costs will transfer to the new hospital.
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Neonatal Cots

PINE Study – Parkinson’s Disease

Project 842 The Parkinson’s Incidence in North East Scotland  (PINE) study has been monitoring patients diagnosed between November 2002 - April 2004, and October 2006 - March 2009.  The study is one of four being conducted worldwide and has attracted funding from a number of sources, most recently from the Endowment
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PINE Study – Parkinson’s Disease

Theatre Equipment for the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital

Project 848 The Endowment Fund enabled the purchase of additional and upgraded Laparoscopic and Bronchoscopic Equipment to provide high definition images during surgery.  The new equipment and camera stack can be used for even the smallest of patients.
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Theatre Equipment for the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital

Access to Intensive Care Services

Project 931 Endowment funding is supporting a research project to evaluate access to intensive care services and outcomes.  The study, looking at how patients in Grampian fare following admission to the Intensive Care Unit, is comparing their outcomes with that of a similar group of patients in the rest of Scotland.
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Access to Intensive Care Services

Cardiology ECHO Scanner

Project 912 The Endowment Fund supported the purchase of an additional Cardiology ECHO Scanner to ease the demand for this procedure so the Service can be more responsive to patients expectations.
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Cardiology ECHO Scanner

Burns & Plastics

Project 866 Working with the ward staff, Endowments funded additional work during NHS Grampian's maintance programme. This included the installation of a bathroom to enable patients to be showered on a trolley, the creation of a single room for patients who are very unwell or require privacy, and improvements to the room
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Burns & Plastics