PATIENTS are to benefit from a new bladder scanner, thanks to the fundraising efforts of hospital volunteers.
Calderdale Royal Hospital's League of Friends has given £7,000 to pay for the new machine in Halifax.
It is the second donation that the group - which runs various hospital services, including the coffee shop and confectionery trolley - has made in the last few weeks.
In December it invested £45,000 in equipment for the A&E department and children's ward.
The bladder scanner will be used throughout the hospital to assess urine retention and help avoid other uncomfortable procedures.
Andrew Waite, the league's treasurer, said: "The best thing about the bladder scanner is that it is a mobile piece of equipment.
"So it can be used on different wards to benefit many patients in the hospital.
"The money has been generated by our volunteers who push trolleys around the wards or who have worked in our tea bar cafe.
"We are very pleased to put funds raised back into the hospital in the form of much-needed equipment."
Ward manager Donna Cole said: "This piece of equipment is an absolute asset.
"It will benefit a great number of patients while enabling us to protect their dignity.
"We were astounded when the League of Friends funded the full cost of the scanner. We really appreciate all their hard work."