Our Impact How Your Support Helps Technology & equipment Medical equipment With your support raising vital funds we are able to upgrade some of our standard machinery to specialist state-of-the-art equipment, providing children and young people at Birmingham Children’s Hospital with the very best level of care. Some of the most recent equipment your donations have helped us to purchase include: An £8000 Tympanometer machine that can test a baby’s middle ear fluid to determine whether hearing loss is permanent. A new state-of the-art Digital Scanner for our Cleft Lip and Palate Department costs £28,400 and can produce a 3D image from dental impressions in just 6 minutes. This reduces the number of appointments our patients need to attend and speeds up treatment. Specialist equipment to ensure children with kidney stones undergo minimal invasive surgery and also enabling these children to recover faster and with less pain at a cost of £29,245. A brand new digital X-ray and ultrasound machine which accelerates the entire process and produces a detailed image quicker, improving the patient experience and allowing more children to be seen per hour.