Charity ball for Da Vinci robot

Robot surgeon SUS-151014-113602001
Robot surgeon SUS-151014-113602001

Buy tickets to a charity ball and help the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital repay a loan for a lifesaving robotic surgeon at the DGH early.

The Friends of the Hospital took out an agreement for the Da Vinci robot which has been a major step in creating a Centre of Excellence for prostate cancer treatment in Eastbourne. The charity now says that with a final fundraising push at a ball next year, it hopes to repay the loan nine months early.

The Da Vinci Cause Ball is on Saturday March 12 and tickets are on sale from this week.

It will be hosted by former England cricketer Ed Giddins who lives locally and is at the Winter Garden with casino tables, auction and raffle and live music as well as a three course dinner.

Organisers The Friends of the Hospital and the Rotary Club of Eastbourne say they are pulling out all the stops for the major fundraising event which will help them pay off the agreement early.

The Da Vinci robot has already successfully been used in more than 50 operations since arriving at the DGH earlier this year.

It is used in keyhole surgery for prostate cancer, using a greater degree of accuracy and precision, minimal invasion, shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery time and better outcomes for patients. In the future it may be used for patients with other pelvic and colorectal cancers.

Chairman of the friends Peter Nash said, “With a price in excess of £1 million it is not surprising the robot in Eastbourne is the only one in Sussex and is enabling the DGH to establish a Centre of Excellence for such surgery and keep it on the medical map in Sussex.”

For ticket information and details email Peter Nash at peter.j.nash@btinternet,com.

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