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£361raised of £100,000 target by 7 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to help secure Robotic Surgery in Poole. To develop Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Locally Nationally and Internationally.

Poole, UK
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Thanks to an exceptional donation by Mr Robert Braithwaite CBE, DL, Founder of Sunseeker International Ltd, Poole Hospital NHS Trust was gifted £3.4m to fund a da Vinci Xi Robot System with the inclusion of maintenance funding for three years. This gift was placed under the guidance and leadership of Professor Tahseen (Tas) Qureshi by Robert in order to expand, develop and enhance laparoscopic and robotic surgery Locally, Nationally and Internationally into the 21st Century.

But what happens after 3 years? The cost of maintaining and running the state-of-the-art Robotic Surgery becomes an NHS problem. The concept of Project Q and CLARST then came into being, with the aim to:

a. Secure funding to support the maintenance and operating costs for the da Vinci Xi Robotic System into the future so as to guarantee access to robotic surgery far beyond the current three years funded.

b. Work in Partnership with the NHS, Charity and Business. CLARST aims to develop Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery Locally, Nationally and Internationally for the benefit of all.

c. Grow the fundraising project named PROJECT Q.

d. To forge links through CLARST locally within the UK, Europe and Internationally, with universities, medical agencies, corporate, government, charities and other, in order to develop Laparoscopic and Robotic training, advisory and clinical support and revenue streaming, so as to expand and enhance the service and associated services provided by laparoscopic and robotic surgery globally.

e. To expand the reach of laparoscopic and robotic surgery to developing countries and areas where medical infrastructure has been dismantled.

Our focus is the PATIENT. We are striving to provide the very best available in the world today for the improvement of patient care and patient OUTCOMES. The da Vinci Xi System provides a huge leap forward in our surgical capability compared to laparoscopic surgery which itself is a huge advancement on “open surgery”. With conventional laparoscopy, which still requires significant development within the UK. The surgeon must look up and away from the instruments, to a 2D video monitor to see an image of the target anatomy. The surgeon must also rely on a patient-side assistant to position the camera correctly. Robotic Surgery is the future and we aim to be at the cutting edge to provide the best possible care and outcome for YOU.

What has been done since 2015?....Poole Hospital has achieved the status of a European Epi Centre for Robotic Surgery...21st Century surgery for Poole the UK and beyond...Taking the fight to Cancer.

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    • Marilyn White

      Marilyn White

      Aug 1, 2018

      Hi Rob! Here are the profits from having a few friends in for my Wimbledon Finals Strawberries and Fizz afternoon Tea Party. It was fun to do.


    • Alice Waker

      Alice Waker

      Jul 13, 2018

      Thank you for all your help with my car and a good cause


    • Lee Manning

      Lee Manning

      Jun 10, 2018


    • John Cullinane

      John Cullinane

      Apr 27, 2018

      Please continue to donate to this very worthwhile cause !! Thanks John


    • Paul Dipple

      Paul Dipple

      Apr 15, 2018

      I'm donating to this charity because it's something that will help alott of people in the long run and is a very worthwhile cause. I hope alott more people will help


    • Anonymous


      Apr 12, 2018

      I wish you luck with this. I am grateful that I have benefitted from robotic surgery and hope many more can.

    • Robert Eaton

      Robert Eaton

      Apr 10, 2018

      Thank you for the donations of change from my customers at Mototecnics


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    Robert Eaton

    Robert Eaton

    Poole, UK

    I met Professor Qureshi...Tas on 12 Nov 2011 when my wife Debbie, who suffers from a rare condition called Ehlers-Danlos Type 4 Vascular, tried to die on me. Debbie's splenic artery spontaneously ruptured, lucky for me Tas was able to save her, thats when this journey started.

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