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The Leagues of Friends for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospitals have generously donated £8,000 to fund brand new phlebotomy trolleys.

Phlebotomists are a vital part of our hospitals, taking blood samples from patients to be examined in a laboratory. The results can be used to quickly and safely diagnose diseases and conditions.

Phlebotomists at Maidstone Hospital

The new trolleys for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust’s Phlebotomy teams have up-to-date monitors, keyboards and printers for labelling samples. Since the trolleys have been in place, there has been positive feedback from staff about how easy they are to use and how efficiency has improved.

Phlebotomy Manager, Louise Moore, said: “These new trolleys are easier to move and have powered label printers to increase performance of the team across our hospitals. They have larger monitors as well as a clinical keyboard and mouse to help ensure the correct information for samples are taken in accordance with Trust protocols.”

“The team and I are extremely grateful for the support and the donations from the Leagues of Friends for both hospitals – this is a valuable investment for the team and most importantly, for our patients.”

Find out more about the League of Friends for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospitals.