Surgery upbeat over new monitor

New ECG machinee from the British Heart foundation is given to a surgery in Stanton.  Left to right-  Mavis Hunt, Dr Hassan, Jan Hind (practice nurse), Mike Weaver (raised some of the money) and Susan Mcleod (health care assistant).
New ECG machinee from the British Heart foundation is given to a surgery in Stanton. Left to right- Mavis Hunt, Dr Hassan, Jan Hind (practice nurse), Mike Weaver (raised some of the money) and Susan Mcleod (health care assistant).
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AFTER three years of fund-raising, Stanton Surgery has bought a new ECG machine with the help of the British Heart Foundation.

ECG machines measure heart rate and are used in the treatment of blood pressure and heart disease.

Stanton Surgery, in The Chase, had its previous ECG machine for 15 years.

Dr Andrew Hassan said: “The main improvement is having an ECG machine that automatically uploads information to our computer system.

“This allows us to transmit the information to hospitals so they can easily get an accurate picture of the patients condition and we can get an opinion from specialists.”

With help from groups including the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes and Ixworth Scouts, the surgery raised about 25 per cent of the money needed to buy the machine, the rest was given by the British Heart Foundation.

Alex Mayer, community fund-raiser for the British Heart Foundation, said: “We get requests from all over the country for machines. Successful bids are those who can show that there is a real need in the local area.”