Wythenshawe Hospital Charity

UBV cabinet for phototherapy – £26,700

You’ve helped us make a big difference to patients cared for by the dermatology service at Withington Hospital with the purchase of a UVB Cabinet.

The cabinet provides UVB phototherapy treatment which reduces inflammation and boosts vitamin D for patients with skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, vitiligo and polymorphous light eruption (PLE). Phototherapy helps to get skin conditions under control and provide a better quality of life. Thanks to your generous support we are helping patients to feel more comfortable and less self-conscious, contributing to patients living life with more freedom.

After undertaking counselling and giving consent to treatment, patients will begin using the phototherapy cabinet within four weeks. The new machine is also cutting down time patients spend in the cabinet. Previously, patients receiving the top dosage would be in the cabinet for 7 minutes 43 seconds this time has now been reduced by over half with patients receiving their treatment in 3 minutes 36 seconds.

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