Kind donation supports cardiac team deliver better care

league of friends ECG machineFour new mobile heart rate monitors are helping Swale’s Cardiac Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehab teams capture better heart-rate activity, after a kind donation from the community hospital’s League of Friends.

The monitor’s – known as mobile ECG’s – help the team to know when the heart rhythm is normal or if atrial fibrillation is detected and the ECG will be able to capture heart activity data.

The monitors connect to an app on the team’s mobile phones, which enable them to have instant readings during heart failure clinics, home visits and cardiac rehab sessions.

League of Friend’s chairman, Rose Warren, said she was very pleased they could help the service.

“The League of Friends raises money not only for the benefit of patients but we also recognise the important work being done by the Community Nursing Services for service users in their own homes,” Rose said. “I’m pleased we could help the Cardiac team who provide a vital service to local people across Swale.”

Natalie Smith, Specialist Cardiac Nurse for Virgin Care, said: “I would like to give huge praise for all the work that the League of Friends does and all the donations they are able to provide in Swale. Their donation of the four mobile ECG monitors will be a great support to the team and patients during clinics and home visits”.

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