Exmouth patient group pays for self-tester

PUBLISHED: 06:55 10 November 2013

Exmouth Health Centre's Patient Participation Group has been busy fundraising for vital hospital equipment. Here the group - including Bob Bryant, Gerald Smith, Dr Christopher Scott and Joanna Coulam - are pictured with an INR testing machine, bought from the group's recent fundraising initiative. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 7263-45-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

Exmouth Health Centre's Patient Participation Group has been busy fundraising for vital hospital equipment. Here the group - including Bob Bryant, Gerald Smith, Dr Christopher Scott and Joanna Coulam - are pictured with an INR testing machine, bought from the group's recent fundraising initiative. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref exe 7263-45-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

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EXMOUTH Health Centre’s Patient Participation Group has raised nearly £2,000 which will go towards the cost of vital hospital equipment.

“They’ve been fundraising with coffee mornings, raffles, and so on, and we also sell second-hand books in the practice,” said Linda Kay, Rolle Medical Partnership’s Practice Manager.

Funds have helped to purchase a range of equipment, including INR testing machines, for patients using the anti-coagulant medication Warfarin.

“The machines enable people to have the tests done in their homes,” said Linda.

The Patient Participation Group is looking for new members.

“We would like to encourage people to join the PPG and come and help us plan services for patients,” said Linda.

Contact Rolle Medical Partners on 01395 226540, or Linda Kay, Practice Manager, on 01395 226555.


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