Thanks to your support, since January 2018 we have provided the following medical equipment:
·(178) Home Blood Pressure Monitors; INR Blood coagulation monitor
· (6) Office Blood Pressure Monitors; Doppler with cuffs
· Spirometer syringe; Clini-cart emergency trolley
· (2) Seca digital baby scales
· Dermatoscope & Welch Allyn procedure light
· LifePak15 and a Lucas Automatic Chest Compression unit and related equipment
· Portable vaccine carrier
· A new larger van to deliver prescriptions and move equipment
With your continuing support we are raising funds towards further equipment purchases. Our major project is a microscope microsuction unit and more hydraulic couches.
For over 25 years, the trust has been providing home blood pressure monitors to patients in South Kesteven. The trust continues this work and embarked on a project to identify patients with Hypertension and Atrial Fibrillation, a major indicator of the likelihood of an ischaemic stroke. Based on statistics from the Stroke Association, we believe there might be 91 patients at risk within our area
In January 2018, with funding from T Balfe Construction, the Co-op Local Community Fund and our own resources, we purchased 178 new Home blood pressure monitors, which provide blood pressure readings and can identify atrial fibrillation. In the 24 months to 31 December 2019, these monitors have been used to test 3,400 patients and have been used to treat 328 patients with hypertension and have identified 82 patients with undiagnosed atrial fibrillation who are now receiving treatment to reduce the risks from this condition.
Our 2019 Grand Draw was drawn in December 2019 and raised £2,247 towards our purchase of ENT microscope micro suction equipment to facilitate ear cleaning in South Kesteven. The equipment will be based at the Ancaster surgery and will service the 9,400 patients of the practice and the 47,000 patients of neighbouring medical practices.
Thanks go to donors of our 28 prizes – Ancaster Butchers, Assura plc, the Caythorpe & Ancaster doctors, MediUK, Microlife AG, , the Stag Barkston, Mrs J Mayall, Bridget Skanski, Toni Watts, Mr P Youell, and the Edwards, England, Hutton and Surfleet families.
This year we have sold tickets at various locations, notably the flu clinics and the Ancaster Co-op. We thank the many volunteers who committed many hours ensuring our tickets sales have been successful and far reaching. Thanks go to the following: Alan Bull, Adrian Down, John England, Michael Edwards, David & Pat Jeffrey,
Kate Holley, Rosie Hope, Sandra Kemp, MaryAnn Nussey, Richard Rainthorpe and Rainthorpe Transport and Andy Robinson.