Map the way: New cannula machine donated to St Vincent’s Hospital

June 10, 2022
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nurse checking for a vein on a patient's arm

Arrow has donated a cannula machine to St Vincent’s Hospital to reduce the stress and anxiety of receiving a cannulation. This new ultrasound machine helps nurses find a patient’s vein and get the intravenous cannula in on the first go. 

Donor Greg Bugden was very supportive of the purchase of the machine in memory of his late wife Karen and his mother-in-law, seeing it as very worthy cause. Greg said, “I couldn’t tell you how many times Karen had to be cannulated both before her transplant, during the many visits for the collection of stem cells, and then during her four week stay in hospital post transplant.” This donation will make a huge difference. 

Thank you Greg and to St Vincent’s Hospital, we are pleased to be able to make this donation and help reduce the stress and anxiety felt during treatment. 

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