We are seeking public support for our ‘Cardiac Care Appeal’ to enable the hospital to deliver faster access to essential heart care services.
Listening to your heart …
One of the important tests to check for heart damage and disease is an ‘echocardiogram’; this is essentially an ultrasound scan to check your heart’s rhythm and electrical activity.
The hospital urgently needs to buy a mobile unit that can be used flexibly within the hospital and in the community to reduce the time it takes to get specialist cardiac care for patients.
Lance Beatty, Head of Operations (Scheduled Care and Specialist Nursing), comments
“Currently, patients will see their GP for a referral to a cardiologist, which can involve lengthy waiting times before they can be sent for a range of tests. They then have to wait for a subsequent follow-up appointment with the consultant, causing anxiety for patients and it may delay diagnoses and treatment. The new ‘mobile’ echocardiogram will allow us to carry out heart echo scans at a patient’s bedside, across the hospital building and in the community, delivered our great team of specialist staff before seeing a consultant. This will enable more flexible patient care, reduce consultant waiting lists and help us improve our service to you.”
Arthur England, Joint Chair and Trustee (Lymington Hospital Friends), notes
“We rely on support from the local community to continue to help our local hospital to deliver additional services, beyond those provided by the NHS. Please donate to this appeal and sign up to become a Lymington Hospital ‘Friend’ today. You can donate a single amount or start a regular donation online and we value all your support. Thank you!”