New Scopes for Ear, Nose and Throat

The ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) department has recently taken delivery of three new portable Laryngoscopes thanks to a £16,500 donation by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital.

The portable Laryngoscope is a flexible endoscope that is passed through the mouth and is equipped with a source of light and magnification. It is used by doctors to get a view of inside a patient’s nose and throat for examining and performing local diagnostic and surgical procedures on the larynx.

ENT Matron Chin Barton said: “We would like to thank the Friends for this generous donation. These new scopes will help us greatly with the growing demand of patients requiring a scope. They are flexible and user friendly giving doctors a clearer vision and view of patient’s nose and throat.”

Harry Walmsley Chairman of Friends of Eastbourne Hospital said: “We are pleased to be able to offer local patients this new equipment to help with the diagnosis of conditions in the nose and throat. A big thank you to all those who donate money to the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital who help make donations such as this possible.”