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Bumper BASICS donation welcomed by Cardiology team at George Eliot

BASICs Donation to Cardiology

A bumper donation from the brilliant BASICS charity has helped to buy another piece of extremely valuable equipment for the Cardiology service in the George Eliot Hospital.

Bermuda and Stockingford Intensive Care Support Team (BASICS) provided an amazing £17,500 to the Heart Failure Nursing Service at the George Eliot last week to purchase a new Cardiac Telemetry Monitor.

The Cardiac telemetry monitor will be used to monitor a patient’s heart rate and rhythm during the heart failure exercise programme.  It is a vital piece of equipment as it allows medical staff to detect any abnormalities during exercise and allows patients to exercise with confidence.  Without this piece of equipment they would not be able to carry out this activity safely.   

BASICS is the lasting legacy for Kath Turner who started to raise funds after suffering a heart attack in 1987. Over the years the charity has raised an incredible £365,000 and donated it all to the George Eliot.

The group have organised football tournaments, cabaret concerts and other events over the years to help raise money to buy invaluable equipment for the George Eliot Hospital.

Cardiology Lead Dr Venkataraman said: “We would like to thank the charity for their goodwill and we are extremely appreciative of the hard work they do to support our Cardiology service at the George Eliot.

“If it wasn’t for everyone involved in BASICS we wouldn’t be where we are today delivering a cardiology service to the local community.”

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