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As part of Neurocare November, we are proud to support this brilliant local charity and their new ROSA robot machine.
When you sign up for our financial advice newsletter, we will donate £2 to Neurocare to help fund this wonderful new machine. ROSA is a state of the art robot, the first of its kind to be brought to the UK, where it will be installed in a NHS hospital right here in Sheffield.
The robot, which still needs a significant amount of finance through fundraising, is innovative in its design. This allows ROSA to be as safe and reliable as possible for a variety of neurological surgical procedures it can and will be carrying out.
The machine enables surgeons to carry out complex and tricky procedures on the brain and as a result, it has been designed for accuracy and ground-breaking results while still sticking to established surgical protocols. Many have described the technology within this robot as a GPS for the brain, mapping the area to plan in the best detail how to carry out this intricate surgery.
You can donate to Neurocare through there Just Giving page
The robot is already in use in many hospitals around the world including America where it is being used to great effect. This is particularly prevalent in epilepsy surgery, this is because ROSA is excellent for precision, meaning that even those with small trigger seizure points can benefit from surgery.
Around 30% of epilepsy cases referred to ROSA were described as poorly controlled and 75% of those have benefitted from this life changing equipment. The robot Neurocare have purchased will be the first ROSA installed in a NHS hospital and the UK as a whole.
For years now, Neurocare has had an ambition to make the Neurosciences and Neurology Departments at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) centres for excellence and this ROSA robot should help to support this aim.
Currently for every newsletter sign up we receive, we will donate £2 to Neurocare’s ROSA robot fund. You can find out more about the machine on Neurocare’s website [ROSA] and you can sign up for our newsletter on our website.
Check out this great video of the amazing ROSA robot in action at a hospital in America and you’ll see why you should be supporting this wonderful cause.