A NEW sleep studies unit was opened by representatives of the Friends of the Conquest Hospital following their donation of £39,000 for new equipment.
The new purpose built facility in Cookson Attenborough ward is fitted with polysomnography equipment, which measures the brain activity during sleep and videos the sleeping patient to allow clinicians to see if anything physical in their movement causes sleeping problems.
Jill Meeres, principal sleep technologist, said: “We would like to thank the friends for their generosity. This equipment will allow us to undertake more in-depth sleep studies to diagnose a patient’s sleeping problem. It will also save local patients having to travel to London for this more advance test we are now able to do.”
Bill Hamilton, chairman of the Friends of the Conquest Hospital, said: “It was good to see around the new sleep studies unit and see the equipment we have purchased.
“We are delighted the money we received from generous local donations, bequests and the hard work of our members is being put to good use.”