Tuesday June 13th 2017

Herd of Sheffield funded Fluoroscopy Suite launched at Sheffield Children’s Hospital

A life-saving fluoroscopy suite, funded thanks to the success of the Herd of Sheffield sculpture trail, has been unveiled at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The scanning equipment, which provides moving X-Ray images to help diagnose a variety of life-threatening and life-limiting conditions, was funded by The Children’s Hospital Charity through money raised at the Herd of Sheffield auction in October 2016.

The mass public-art exhibition brought together artists, businesses, groups and communities in one of the biggest art events Sheffield has ever seen to encourage more visitors to the city-centre.

The fluroscopy system will enhance Sheffield Children’s Hospital’s status as a regional major trauma centre and help it continue to deliver the best performing accident and emergency service of any children’s hospital in the UK.

Artfelt, The Children’s Hospital Charity’s arts programme, enhanced the room housing the new scanner by working with illustrator Tatiana Boyko. Tatiana created a cityscape full of distraction that works across the cupboards and walls in the space; complementing the equipment with high quality art.

BID Chair Suzy Brain England, who attended the unveiling, said: “The Herd was a fantastic initiative which supported our own objectives around a vibrant city centre and economic growth. We were delighted to be a supporting partner last year.  It is heart-warming to see how the money raised is now contributing to saving young lives.”

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