The “Friends” provided €100,000 for a Lithotripter and scopes.
What does it do?
Lithotripsy equipment is used by the Consultant Urologist for gaining access to the kidney stones and breaking these stones down. Before this equipment was available at Letterkenny General Hospital, patients were required to travel to Dublin or Craigavon to have this procedure performed.
The benefit of this equipment means that it allows Consultants/Surgeons to gain access to kidney stones & break them down without the need for open surgery. Also, this means that the average duration in the hospital dropped from an average of 10 days to 2 days and full recovery time dropped from 3 months to virtually immediately.