In recent times the whole country has come together to show it’s support for our amazing NHS. We have absolutely loved seeing such universal appreciation for the work this organisation and it’s staff do for us all. Alongside the NHS frontline staff, we would like to take this opportunity to pay a special tribute to the engineering industry. Over the years engineers have created machines and equipment for the NHS that have saved countless lives. In this blog we look at just some of the ways in which engineers have helped the NHS.
Surgical Equipment and Robotics
Recent years have seen some incredibly impressive advancements when it comes to the way our NHS can carry out surgical operations. Engineers have designed robots that are now modern place in many hospital theatres, making it easier for surgeons to carry out delicate work. An example of one of the latest engineering feats to help the NHS is the DaVinci robot. The DaVinci surgical system gives surgeons an advanced set of instruments to use in performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery.
Looking back into past eras, it wasn’t that long ago that a person who needed an amputation or was paralysed, would be looking at a future devoid of hope. Thanks to engineering brilliance, people can have their quality of life improved significantly. Prosthetic legs, arms and hands are now readily available to give people with lost limbs life changing freedom. Robotic suits have even been engineered that in the future could see paralysed people able to walk.
Due to the current Coronavirus situation, the government declared an urgent need for ventilator manufacture with a predicted shortage on it’s way. Engineering companies across the UK have answered this call and started to produce components and parts for ventilators, to ensure an effective supply chain during this time of need.
At Steel Delivery we are proud to work closely with companies in the engineering sector, offering a reliable supply of steels such as Ground Flat Stock, Silver Steel, Keysteel and Shim Steel. To get in touch call us on 0333 242 5189 or visit www.steeldelivery.co.uk