Robotic surgery campaign hits target

A major fundraising campaign to bring Scotland’s first robotic-assisted surgery to Aberdeen has reached its target of £2.5 million.

It has been led by urological cancer charity UCAN, which is about to order the equipment, considered to be the future for surgical procedures.

The robotic surgical system is a powerful and highly-advanced machine that enables surgeons to perform precision Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), commonly known as keyhole surgery.

Some of the money raised has already helped to fund an operating suite with two integrated theatres at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, which will house the robotic system.

Individuals, groups and businesses in the North-east contributed and the NHS Grampian Endowment Fund granted £400,000.