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Stroke equipment boost for hospital
7:30am Sunday 5th August 2012 in Local news
A NEW piece of equipment is helping recovering stroke victims in Brentwood.
Patients at Brentwood Community Hospital are benefiting from £15,000 of funding for the Saebo hospital treatment kit.
The kit, which includes a mechanical splint, arm support and a hoist, helps improve upper limb recovery by providing support to the weakened wrist, hand, and fingers.
Nikki Idowu, physiotherapy clinical specialist, said: “This piece of equipment benefits patients who need help to re-develop movement in upper limbs.
“The patient needs to already have a little movement in their arm, hand and fingers.”
The tension springs in the splint support movement and assist in positioning the hand to release objects.”