Photo above  features a practice ECG machine demonstration including (l to r) Lisa Wood ( Sister MIU Unit) Geraint Jenkins (Vice President Caterham Rotary) Helen Denton (League of Friends,) Jean Baker seated (Chair of League of Friends) Louise Summerton (Nurse MIU)

Caterham Rotary and the League of Friends of Caterham Dene Hospital recently pooled their resources and skills to arrange and organise a charity “Race Night” before Christmas.  The event was designed to raise funds to purchase specific equipment for the Caterham Dene Hospital, as well as providing a fun and enjoyable evening for the people attending.

The event raised £1,800 and after consultation with First Community Health & Care who run Caterham Dene Hospital, it was agreed to buy a defibrillator and ECG unit for the Minor Injuries Unit.    The defibrillator is a brand-new updated model and can be used for both adults and children as well as the major out of hours GP provider in Surrey and many ambulance services.

At the present time the Minor Injuries Unit [MIU] are seeing 250 adults each week approximately over 20 children and this will in all probability increase.

The newly developed ECG machine, which will also be used in the Minor Injuries Unit, now provides interpretation as the unit are having more patients than ever before who are attending with chest pains

Jean Baker, Chair of League of Friends, commented that “it was a matter of great pride to see ourselves working with Caterham Rotary so well together in order to supply our local community with a better service at their treasured local hospital”.

Steph Barrett, President of Caterham Rotary charity said “we are delighted to be supporting our local hospital with the provision of new and up to date equipment which supports the medical staff’s role in the diagnosis and treatment of their patients.”

(Photo Below) Demonstration of the new Defibrillator. (l to r) Louise Summerton (Nurse MIU), on the bed Helen Denton (League of Friends) Lisa Wood (Sister MIU)