Donors help GGH keep pace with the patient care needs of our community

Thanks to those who give so generously to the Hospital, Dr. Ian Phillips has a new carpal tunnel release set to help him keep pace with the number of patients requiring treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), a condition which causes numbness, tingling and weakness in the hand and arm.

The 10-minute surgery is done under local anaesthetic. It provides a quick recovery and return to activity for patients.
An extra set of equipment means clinic days are more efficient as we have one set for each patient and don’t have to wait for our Medical Device Reprocessing Department to reprocess one of the sets.

“I’m grateful to be able to help our patients with CTS with this minimally invasive surgery, as they can get back to their regular activities much sooner. And our patients are grateful too,” said Dr. Phillips.

This is another meaningful example of how donors save lives and improve health, together with our community.