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The Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals all have different needs for their different departments. By supporting any of these appeals you are enabling patients to have advanced equipment, enhanced environments and those little extra touches.

Accuvein Appeal

The Accuvein machine allows the easy viewing of veins to help insert cannulas in children and those with hard to find veins.

This is one of the most exciting new products in recent times. AccuVein is the most effective way to find veins up to 10mm depth in the most difficult patients.  It is already in use in over 4000 hospitals worldwide and is starting to be recognised within UK hospitals. It can be used in many specialties from neonatal care units to cancer units, operating theatres, bariatric surgery centres and phlebotomy labs.This most versatile product has uses in the training of clinicians and emergency medicine as well.

How does this help?

  • Provides clear location of veins
  • Reduces stress in emergencies
  • Reduces infection due to accuracy as research shows that 70% of hospital acquired infections come from multiple attempts to access the venous system of patients. AccuVein could become one of the most important infection prevention products in use today.

With your support we can provide an additional accuvein machine for the  Royal Free. If, as a parent, you have ever needed your child to have a blood test or cannula inserted you will know how distressing it is when several attempts have to be made due to their small veins. This is painful, stressful and upsetting for all. Having an accuvein machine in each department helps all patients and parents benefit. You can make a difference today!

Each machine costs approx £3,900

To donate quote "Accuvein Appeal" on the donation page

Intensive Care Criticool Appeal

Criticool is a modern type of machine delivering treatment which helps improve our patients’ chances of survival and a positive medical outcome after quite common illnesses.

The treatment is beneficial in cases of cardiac arrest and arterial blockage by a clot, as in the case of a stroke.

Gradually we are finding more clinical evidence that cooling a patient’s body is an ideal treatment. This is because the treatment is not based on medications or unpleasant, complicated and expensive procedures.

The Intensive Care unit only has one Criticool machine and there are often two patients who could benefit from the treatment simultaneously. Each machine costs £14,000

To donate quote "Criticool Appeal" on the donation page

Barnet Hospital A&E Appeal

No-one expects to end up in A&E but our aim is to make the wait the best it can be. The A&E Appeal will provide:

  • Electronic Information Screens – providing waiting times, seasonal health information & nurse in charge details
  • Fast Track Triage Zone
  • Improved  waiting Area with further seating

By supporting this Appeal the Fast Track Triage Zone can be established which will cut patient waiting time. Improving the information for patients waiting reducesses stress and anxiety and an enhanced waiting room provides a more comfortable waiting area. Please help us raise £24,000

To donate quote "A&E Appeal" on the donation page