Ramsay Health Care UK and OR Productivity are pleased to announce the first national agreement for the provision of the FreeHand robotically controlled camera holder to be made available for minimally invasive (Keyhole) surgery throughout Ramsay hospitals in the UK.
OR Productivity will provide robotic arms to the hospitals together with a full training programme. This will be rolled out throughout their network of hospitals over the next twelve months.
The FreeHand robotic arm allows the surgeon to control the telescope and camera used in keyhole surgery by movements of his/her head. This gives the surgeon a very steady view, often removes the need to have an assistant holding the camera and has been shown to shorten the overall length of surgical procedures.
Charles Ranaboldo, Group Medical Director of Ramsay Healthcare and a lead practicing keyhole surgeon, commented ‘We are delighted to collaborate with ORP on this product which helps us to operate more efficiently, enabling us to deliver a better service and improve patient outcomes. Ramsay remains committed to utilising medical technology to enhance the service we offer to our patients.’
Jeremy Russell, CEO of OR Productivity stated ‘We are delighted to have such a collaboration with a world-class company such as Ramsay Health Care UK. We will be working hard to ensure that all the training and installation of units is completed in a timely manner and look forward to bring in other innovative and bring other cost-effective products to Ramsay Health Care in due course’
OR Productivity is the parent of Freehand 2010 Ltd
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