Musgrove Park Team Reaches Paris Finals

August 02, 2010

The Urology Team at Musgrove Park Hospital is celebrating following news that they have got to the Paris finals of a prestigious international award for their work with the new Mediplus suprapubic Foley Catheter.

The team entered the Patient Safety category of the 27th International Conference of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. There had been 1,038 applications from 35 countries and the Musgrove Park team has been further honoured by being asked to provide a formal presentation in front of an international audience.

The Mediplus suprapubic catheter technique has advantages over conventional suprapubic catheter insertion because it allows a high degree of control for accurate placement, it’s more comfortable for the patient under local anaesthetic and means there is minimum tissue damage.

The team at Musgrove Park has found that, as a result, they have been able to offer an outpatient suprapubic catheterisation service. They have also dramatically reduced the need for theatre and general anaesthesia; with its associated morbidity and mortality.

The team led by Mr MacDonagh, including Miss McMeekin and Mr MacCormick said, “This is a tremendous accolade for the team and a real recognition of all our hard work. It is fantastic to be involved with ground-breaking work that improves both comfort and safety for our patients.” Miss Faith McMeekin will be presenting details of the team’s experience using the Mediplus technique at the conference.

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