Cardiac Stress machines arrive at RSCH

Earlier this year Friends Trustees agreed £9,800 to fund a Cardiac Stress machine for the Nuclear Medicine department at Royal Sussex County Hospital and a similar machine was funded by the Princess Royal Hospital League of Friends for the northern site. These will be used to perform a Myocardial Perfusion Cardiac Scan on about 1,000 patients per year. The scan assesses the blood supply to the heart during both exercise (drug stimulated) and rest. The test aids clinical decisions as to whether a patient should proceed to surgery or requires other medical management.

"The equipment has now arrived and Clinical Lead Nurse Specialist wrote to the Trustees of both Friends groups to thank them:

I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for the generous donation of two cardiac stress machines. They are now in use and it is reassuring for our patients to not only see their ECG but know that they are being looked after, by up to date equipment.

It is a joy for staff to be using a machine that they can trust to provide accurate information regarding the patient’s wellbeing."

About the author

Suzy Horne is the Administrative Team for the Friends charity.

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Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals

Working with the NHS across Brighton & Hove by raising money for equipment and services to support patient well-being.