New equipment for Stracathro Hospital

Friends of Stracathro pictured donating equipment

Friends of Stracathro pictured donating equipment

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Stracathro Hospital has once more benefitted from the generosity of Friends of Stracathro who have donated more equipment.

Last Wednesday, June 26, the Friends of Stracathro handed over a spirometer to the hospital.

This latest donation from the Friends was made possible through the generosity of the people of Angus and the Mearns.

This neat, expensive and clever gadget measures and prints out the information received when a patient blows into the mouthpiece.

Patients with breathing problems and requiring this test will have their lung function tested during their consultation at Stracathro and will not have to be referred to Ninewells for this test.

Stracathro patients will enjoy a more streamlined service and the benefit to the rest of Tayside will be that the pressure on Ninewells Hospital will be reduced.

Members of the Friends, Alastair Cochrane Dyet, Sally Balfour, Margaret Thomson, Marjorie Smith and Ruth Leslie Melville, presented the equipment to anaesthetist Jan Beverage and pre-assessment nurse Louise Bruce at the hospital’s pre-assessment department.

Speaking about the donation of the equipment, Ruth Leslie-Melville commented: “It never ceases to amaze me that such small pieces of equipment are capable of having such a broad impact on patient welfare in Tayside.”

The group have already donated equipment to the hospital this year, and last year they gave over £100,000 in equipment to the facility

If you are interested in supporting Stracathro Hospital you may want to make a donation to this registered charity. One hundred per cent of your money goes into enhancing the excellent service being offered at Stracathro. To enquire, please contact Ruth Leslie Melville on her mobile number, 07730 884308.