12 Jun 2018, 10:51 a.m.

The Gloucestershire Chest Fund has kindly donated 6 non-invasive ventilators

We'd like to show our appreciation to a local charity who has donated life-saving equipment to our hospitals

The Gloucestershire Chest Fund has kindly donated 6 non-invasive ventilators. Willie Carson OBE, President of the Chest Fund whose own mum benefited from a non-invasive ventilator a few years ago, formally presented the machines to Specialty Director/ Matron Eve Olivant and Consultant Physician Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram at a ceremony at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital last week.

The charity, which has previously donated equipment such as the endobronchial ultrasound (£107,278) and pleural ultrasound (£19,252) and thoracoscope (£32,900), has also been supporting research and established bursaries for nurses and physiologists to attend courses and training.

Following the event, Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram said: “We are extremely grateful to the Gloucestershire Chest fund for this amazing life saving equipment which will benefit over 300 patients each year in the county.”

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