Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Patients benefit from nurse request for quieter plaster saw

  • Comment

A new saw has been purchased for the plaster room at Grimsby hospital to help children feel at ease when getting their casts removed, following a request from a nurse.

Ward sister Rachel Beckett submitted a request to the Health Tree Foundation – the charity at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust – via its “circle of wishes” scheme, which attempts to match donations to needs highlighted directly by staff or patients.

Ms Beckett said: “My wish is for a quiet, child friendly plaster saw to cut plasters off young children in the plaster room at Grimsby hospital.

“Our current saws are very noisy and sometimes children become agitated when our technicians use them,” she said. “Their whole experience of attending a fracture clinic can become a scary time and their parents stressed as a result of this.”

Thanks to generous donations from the public the Health Tree Foundation was able to “grant this wish”, said the trust in a statement.

Ms Beckett added: “It’s working great already. It is much quieter than our standard plaster saw and it’s also been great with our dementia patients as well our children.”

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.