Blood monitor donation

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The Friends of Stracathro group has given another major equipment boost to Stracathro Hospital.

Members of the Friends visited the hospital last week to hand over brand new blood pressure monitors. The monitors, costing £1,758.50, are designed for patients to wear them over a 24-hour, and blood pressure is taken at regular intervals over that time.

It is important to monitor a patient’s blood pressure over a 24-hour period to prevent under or over prescribing medication. These monitors will help reduce the waiting times for patients and will ensure a prompt diagnosis, reducing the amount of times a patient has to travel to clinics.

If you wish to contribute to the ongoing work of The Friends through donation, legacy or become involved with our work, please contact Ruth Leslie Melville on 07730 884308.

Pictured at Stracathro hospital during the handover are, left - Marjorie Smith, Margaret Mitchell, stroke liaison team leader; Sally Balfour, Hamish McLauchlan, Susan Skene, head of nursing; Joan Strachan, stroke liaison nurse; and Samantha Soutar, stroke liaison nurse.