• Short Summary

    EDINBURGH'S WESTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL HAS A NEW WING -- BUT IT IS A BUILDING WITH A SPECIAL PURPOSE.

  • Description

    EDINBURGH'S WESTERN GENERAL HOSPITAL HAS A NEW WING -- BUT IT IS A BUILDING WITH A SPECIAL PURPOSE. IT IS THE FIRST BUILDING IN BRITAIN DESIGNED SOLELY FOR HUMAN ORGAN TRANSPLANT OPERATIONS.

    ALREADY A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT HAS BEEN COMPLETED IN THE NEW WING, WHICH WAS OPENED IN JANUARY. THE NEW UNIT HAS A CAPACITY FOR SIX PATIENTS AT A TIME AND COSTS GBP250,000 TO BUILD. ONE OF ITS FEATURES IS A TWIN THEATRE SUITE, WHICH ENABLES THE DONOR AND THE RECIPIENT TO BE OPERATED ON SIDE BY SIDE.

    NEARBY ARE STERILE QUARTERS FOR THE PATIENTS, WITH AIRLOCK ENTRANCE TO EACH ROOM. THE NURSES SHOWER AND CHANGE INTO STERILE CLOTHING BEFORE ATTENDING TO THE PATIENTS.

    A SYSTEM OF CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION MAINTAINS THE RULE OF STERILITY. THROUGH THE SYSTEM, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR NURSE TO CHECK ON A PATIENT'S PROGRESS WITHOUT LEAVING THE BEDSIDE, OR AS THE CASE MAY BE, HER OTHER DUTIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8QL92NRFBENNM15DEHFXL8C8O
    Media URN:
    VLVA8QL92NRFBENNM15DEHFXL8C8O
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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