Friends of St Mary’s Hospital volunteer, Justin Hau, and staff nurse Nancy Toquillo, beside one of the items of monitoring equipment.
SPECIALISED monitoring equipment to beat infections has been bought with a grant of £4,382 from the Friends of St Mary’s Hospital.
The kit will go in four single side rooms of Whippingham Ward, used for patients suffering from such conditions as MRSA, diarrhoea and vomiting.
The ward’s Sister Fiona Mitchell said: "Each piece of equipment stays in a particular room to regularly be on hand to take a patient’s blood pressure, oxygen saturation and pulse.
"Without it we would have to continually make use of a portable monitor, which would have to be specially cleaned every time it is taken in and out of a room.
"Not only does the new equipment save time but also reduces the risk of a spread of infection. We are very grateful to the charity for agreeing to our bid."