Donation will help train doctors in robotic surgery

Communications TeamNews

We’d like to say a big “thank you” to members of East Yorkshire Caravan and Motor Home Club who have donated £3,700 to fund new equipment for our Da Vinci Robotic Suite.

(left to right) Mr Nicholas Smith, Mr David Woolley, Ron Warner and Matthew Simms.

Club member Ron Warner contacted Wendy Brooksby, medical secretary to Consultant Urological Surgeons Matthew Simms and Nicholas Smith, about making a donation to fund their vital work to save lives.

Each year, the club raises money for a different charity and members had chosen to raise money to support treatment of prostate cancer.

The club raised £3,700 and met members of robotic surgery team at a special reception in the seminar room at Urology at Castle Hill to hand over the cheque.

The donation will pay for audio visual monitor screens to help the training of robotics surgeons in a range of life-saving procedures for patients with diseases including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, colorectal conditions and gynaecological problems.

We’re really grateful to all members of the East Yorkshire Caravan and Motor Home Club for raising such a fantastic amount and thank them on behalf of all of us at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.