Scilly’s Rotary Club Funds New Stroke Detection Equipment

Rotary President Dave Maybrey present the cheque to Dr John Garman

Rotary President Dave Maybrey present the cheque to Dr John Garman

 
State-of-the-art medical equipment that could speed up diagnosis of a stroke will be used in Scilly following a £3,000 grant from the Rotary Club.

On Monday evening the group invited Drs John Garman and James Ross from St Mary’s Health Centre to receive a cheque from new Rotary Chairman David Maybrey.

The cash will help fund specialist kit.

Dr Garman was asked what the practice needed. He requested portable equipment incorporating bluetooth technology so diagnostic results can be transferred to an iPad and emailed to the practice or a mainland consultant for further analysis.

Dr Garman says the equipment will greatly increase the medical team’s ability to detect and predetermine critical conditions such as heart attacks and strokes. And vitally, it will save time.

Rotarian Tim Guthrie says the Rotary Club has been running its Stroke Appeal for some time and that’s even extended to offering people free blood pressure tests in the streets on the mainland.

Tim says the club wants to ramp up its fundraising for good causes in Scilly and he’d welcome anyone with a project needing support to get in touch.