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Gibraltar charity donates equipment to A&E

  • The equipment is used for paediatric patients who need a blood test to determine the severity of infection and inflammation

The Gibraltar Health Authority now has a sophisticated 'Point of Care' analyser for its A&E department, donated by local charity Reseach Into Childhood Cancer (RICC). The equipment is used for paediatric patients who need a blood test to determine the severity of infection and inflammation. This test previously entailed a blood sample being sent to the laboratory for analysis, but the new equipment means results are available within three minutes.