The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dermatology Friends of Chapel Allerton Hospital receive over £4000 for new equipment

9 April 2015

The Dermatology Friends of Chapel Allerton Hospital group are delighted to have received over £4000 to buy new equipment for the Dermatology department at LTHT.

The group nominated the Dermatology department for a Lloyds Bank Community Fund award and received £2000 following a public vote. This generous donation was topped up with contributions from Mr and Mrs Victor Boughton, the group’s chairman, and other patients.

Professor Bill Cunliffe, secretary of the group and former Professor ofDermatology at LTHT, said; “The money will buy five dermatoscopes for the department to help with the early detection of skin cancer. This means that the team will be better placed to help patients.”

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As well as this, the Dermatology Patient Panel has been involved in the Model Outpatient Project. The results of a questionnaire showed that patients visiting the Dermatology department are hugely satisfied with the environment they are treated in and the care they receive from nursing and reception staff.