THANKS to generous donations, Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, has been able to fund a spirometer for Glangwili Hospital.
A spirometer is used to diagnose and monitor lung conditions such as Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that affects the nerves.
A spirometer assesses how well your lungs work by measuring how much air you inhale, how much you exhale, and how quickly you exhale.
Marian Davies, Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the donations that have enabled the spirometer to be purchased for Glangwili Hospital.
“The new equipment will allow us to determine a patient’s diaphragm weakness and identify the need for a possible escalation of care. It also enables us to carry out spirometry in clinic, which lets us tailor treatment and reduces the workload for the cardio-respiratory department.”
Nicola Llewelyn, Head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, the official charity of Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “The support of our local communities enables us to provide services over and above what the NHS can provide in the three counties of Hywel Dda and we are extremely grateful for every donation we receive.”
Your donations are making a positive difference to the health, wellbeing and experience of NHS patients, service users and staff. For more details about the charity and how you can help support local NHS patients and staff, go to www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk