£35,000 presented by cardiac support group

Monday, 10 October 2011

Staff at Frenchay Hospital have expressed their thanks and gratitude after being presented with £35,000 by the Frenchay Hospital Cardiac Support Group.

£20,000 was presented to the Acute Assessment Ward. This was used to buy six cardiac monitors and a central console where nurses can monitor the heart rates of several patients at the same time from one location.

Annie Langford, Sister on the Acute Assessment Ward, said: “We are really grateful to Rae and the group for their continued support. They recently bought us a bladder scanner which cost £7,000. The new monitors are fantastic and are already in use on the ward.”

The rest of the money - £15,000 – was presented to the Emergency Department who purchased five syringe drivers and five infusion pumps.

Matt Crabtree, Ward Manager, said: “The pumps allow us to deliver medication in accurate doses more quickly which is really important when treating patients in an emergency situation. On behalf of the department, I’d like to say a big thank you to the support group.”