Leading medical supplies company, DP Medical Systems, has lent its support to a charitable outreach programme, designed to provide medical care to communities in West Africa.
The Surrey-based company teamed up with Mr Wale Olarinde, consultant ENT/ head & neck surgeon to provide ENT outpatient equipment for the outreach programme, which saw a team of surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists travel to Burkina Faso in February.
During their trip, the team of experts provided much-needed surgery and medical procedures to the local community, seeing approximately 200 patients during their one-week stay.
DP Medical supported the mission by loaning a state-of-the-art flexible nasendscope, examination headlight and single use ENT instruments including forceps and ear and nasal speculas.
Mr Olarinde, said: “We’re very grateful for the support DP Medical has given us. The outreach programme to Burkina Faso plays a critical role in the health and wellbeing of the communities there.
“Access to medical expertise and proper healthcare facilities is rare in these areas and so to be able to deliver help with such quality equipment means we can make a real difference to people’s lives.”
Owen Pemberton, commercial director at DP Medical, said: “It’s an honour to have played a role in Mr Olarinde and his team’s outreach to West Africa.
“Here in the UK we often take for granted the healthcare services we have on offer but for those less fortunate, these visits are a lifeline. If our support helps improve the quality of life for even a few people, we’d be delighted.”
Celebrating its 30th year in business, DP Medical supports many charitable and community causes, teaming up with the company SheffMed in 2016 to raise funds for ENT Africa.
The firm, which recently announced its best results in almost a decade, also delivers educational masterclasses and training seminars to help upskill ENT consultants, such as its recent masterclass in Transnasal Oesophagoscopy technology, held at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.
Watch Mr Wale Olarinde talk about the trip before his departure: