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NHS charity buys £8,000 ultrasound machine for Withybush Hospital

THANKS to your donations, Hywel Dda Health Charities has purchased a high-intensity ultrasound machine costing more than £8,000 to help patients at Withybush Hospital. 

The shock wave machine will help patients with muscular and tendon problems and will be used in podiatry, physiotherapy and orthopaedic clinics.

Head of Podiatry Mike Mulroy said: “There is considerable evidence that shock wave, high-intensity ultrasound can be very effective for muscle issues, such as Achilles tendon problems, frozen shoulder, golf and tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis.

“Shockwave therapy delivers shockwaves to an affected area, increasing blood flow and metabolism and accelerating the body’s natural healing process.

“Having this machine located at Withybush Hospital will mean patients can be treated locally, rather than having to travel.

“A huge thank you for the donations which have made this purchase possible as the equipment will make a significant difference to the patient experience.”

If you would like more information on the charity and how you can get involved, go to www.hywelddahealthcharities.org.uk