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Caithness Heart Support Group - Presentation 2

24th October 2013

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Caithness Heart Support Group made a double presentation of equipment at the Wick Medical Centre, recently.

The second presentation which will be used jointly by both the Riverview and the Dr Pearson practices, was the latest Doppler machine which measures the circulation in limbs and, unlike the one currently employed, can be used without an initial, patient-rest period of 20 minutes and provide a series of readings immediately.

Laura Stewart and Dr Pearson nurse, Mahri Swanson take charge of the Doppler. Also pictured from left to right, Riverview nurse, Jennifer Martin, and (back) group members Janette Sinclair, Joyce MacDonald and David Laing.

It's been a busy year for the group answering requests for medical equipment and it is now planning a fresh programme of fundraisers to boost their funds.

The first of these will take the form of a film show of animals in Arctic by Karen Munro, at the canteen of Caithness General Hospital at 7.30, on Friday (October 25). As well as financing medical equipment, in the county, the heart support group also acts as a social forum for people who have heart conditions before and after operations.

 

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