Donation pays for new hospital equipment

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Scarborough Hospital has bought new equipment which will benefit patients in A&E and the respiratory department thanks to a donation of £3,769.

The funds were given by the York branch of the Myasthenia Gravis charity, which also supports patients with the autoimmune disease in the Scarborough area.

The new equipment specialises in monitoring and analysing breathing patterns, which will not only aid patients but also be a great teaching tool for student doctors.

Ron Middlemass, branch chairman, said: “We are so pleased to be able to support Scarborough Hospital with this donation. We know of a few patients in the area who suffer from Myasthenia Gravis and as a support group we are keen to help those with the condition. Anyone who would like to get in touch can do by calling the branch on (01904) 679939.”

Maya Richardson, hospital fundraiser, said: “We are so grateful - they raise a fantastic amount of money for the hospital which really makes a difference to the care that our patients receive.”

Ron added that October is Ocular Myasthenia Gravis month and that a number of opticians in Scarborough, Bridlington and Filey are showing their support by displaying posters and booklets about how to diagnose the condition. Pictured, from left, are Hilary Corton, Sandra Hopkins, Alan Hopkins, Frank Davison, Les Waybe, A&E consultant Andy Volans, Ron Middlemass and hospital fundraiser Maya Richardson.