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New £35k ultrasound machine will save lives at Musgrove Park Hospital

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: July 30, 2012

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A new lifesaving ultrasound machine worth more than £35,000 has been donated to the Emergency Department Team at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, by the League of Friends.

It has already made a difference to the treatment of more than 30 patients.

Emergency medicine consultant Dr Alistair Billington said: “The Philips Sparq Ultrasound was only launched six weeks ago and Musgrove is the first acute service in the country to get one.

"The hi-tech scanner gives clear pictures that enable doctors to see problems such as internal bleeding very quickly."

Dr Billington added. “We see around 56,000 patients in Musgrove’s A&E department every year and this equipment will help us save lives.”

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