Northam Hospital acquires new state-of-the-art wound camera

 Anna Kujundzic, Lorraine Tucker and Jeanne Lawler with senior podiatrist Linda Richardson-Varley and wound care nurses Vicki O'Neille and Lyn Butler.
Anna Kujundzic, Lorraine Tucker and Jeanne Lawler with senior podiatrist Linda Richardson-Varley and wound care nurses Vicki O'Neille and Lyn Butler.

THE tireless efforts of Northam Hospital Ladies Auxiliary were brought into focus with the donation of a state-of-the-art wound camera.

The $10,000 Silhouette Star wound camera, trolley and laptop will be used to treat patients across the Wheatbelt region attending the wound clinic with complex and chronic wounds.

Wound clinic staff will be trained to use the new camera, which will also be available to the podiatry department, emergency department and patient ward.

The camera’s lasers and lights are able to measure wound depth, width and length, reducing the risk of contamination and producing vital information to assess the status of wound healing.

Auxiliary members volunteer their time working in the hospital kiosk with profits channelled into providing equipment for Northam Hospital.

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