St Cross expands dermatology service for Rugby patients

Anne Tibbs, Support worker, and Jo McLachlan, Staff Nurse. Photo by Bob Mercer.

Anne Tibbs, Support worker, and Jo McLachlan, Staff Nurse. Photo by Bob Mercer.

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The Dermatology Service delivered at the Hospital of St Cross is expanding thanks to the enthusiasm of the team and support from the Friends.

The dedicated hospital charity has donated two pieces of equipment and a new dermatology consultant has joined the Trust at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. The consultant is keen to expand the services available at the Rugby site.

The dermatology unit uses a range of equipment and the Friends donated two bariatric treatment plinths for use within the unit and the physiotherapy department.

The team shines a bright, focused light on the area of skin which needs to be treated and a specialist cauterisation tool enables the team to perform a wider range of delicate procedures which involve rapidly sealing small blood vessels in areas being treated.

Juliet Starkey, Group Manager at the Hospital of St Cross, said: “We are delighted that a new consultant has recently joined the Dermatology team at UHCW and is keen to expand the delivery of the service offered to patients in the Rugby area.

“This is greatly assisted by the support we receive from the Friends of St Cross who last year supplied two bariatric treatment plinths for use in this department and the physiotherapy department which is also based at the Hospital.”

The Friends charity is keen to recruit more volunteers to carry out its vital work. There are a range of roles available to fit in around busy lifestyles.

To find out more about volunteering, call the office on (01788) 663754 or visit www.fsx.org.uk to view volunteer profiles.