Space age names given to hospital’s latest life-saving equipment

A team of specialist nurses from the respiratory unit at Scarborough Hospital has found a unique way to celebrate the arrival of their new life-saving equipment – by giving them all names.

Monday, 1st April 2019, 7:26 am
Respiratory nurses at Scarbrorough Hospital with their new machines.

Staff joined in the fun with a space age theme, naming the machines after fictional robots – R2-D2, Marvin, WALL-E, Optimus Prime and KITT.

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The machines are used for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Hazel Kavanagh, lead specialist respiratory nurse, said: “The new machines are replacing equipment that we’ve had for 12 years so naturally we were delighted when they arrived.”