Birmingham’s Royal Orthopaedic Hospital announced last week it has invested in robotic-arm assisted surgery for the first time.
Innovative new technology is being rolled out across the West Midlands in a campaign launched today (Thursday 15 February). Made available as part of a national campaign, it is estimated that the devices could prevent 540 strokes and save 135 lives in just two years. More than 500 new devices including mobile electrocardiogram (ECG) units are being distributed by the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network (WMAHSN) to GP practices, pharmacies and NHS community clinics across the region. The new devices detect irregular heart rhythms quickly and easily, enabling NHS staff to refer any patients with irregular heart rhythms for follow up, as they could be at risk of severe stroke.