19 January 2017

Kop Hill’s Cardiology Boost for Bucks

Our small project for pocket-sized cardiology scanners received a significant boost this week when £6,000 was received from the Kop Hill Climb.  This will fund one of the scanners at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

Beverley Trevitt said: “The work of Scannappeal is vital and Kop Hill is very committed to supporting heath and well- being across the local area of Aylesbury.  We are delighted to be able to donate £6,000 to Scannappeal this year to enable a quicker and non-invasive diagnosis, building upon the £3,500 donated the previous year. The Kop Hill Climb is now part of Heart of Bucks (the Community Foundation for Bucks) and through this excellent partnership ‘local need is supported through local giving’.”

This project is to fund three of these portable scanners for Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe hospitals.  Using ultrasound technology, they give a fast first look into the heart – immediately and non-invasively, assessing cardiac anatomy and function, wherever and whenever needed. Small and lightweight, they can be carried straight to the point of care, with a battery capacity which provides over one hour of scanning on a single charge.