Christmas comes early to patients' group

Fund raising pays for new equipment at Grove Park Surgery


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Grove Park Surgery Patients Group has been holding fund-raising activities throughout the year to raise money for the Doctors surgery at 95 Burlington Lane, Chiswick.

The money the Group raises goes towards purchasing facilities and equipment not provided by the NHS. Due to this year's events and some extremely generous donations just before Christmas the Group has been able to purchase a piece of surgery equipment far earlier than anticipated.

The GPSPG will be formally handing over a Spirometer (measures lung function) to the surgery on Thursday December the 4th during an ‘Any Questions’ evening in front of a panel of distinguished NHS consultants. The presentation will be held at St. Michael’s Church Hall, Elmwood Road, Chiswick at 8.00pm.

Dr. Andrew Devine from the surgery commented, “Having the Spirometer will be invaluable. Not only will it ensure accurate diagnosis of certain chronic lung diseases but also help monitor each individual's response to treatment."

This is the second piece of equipment purchased by the Group this year. In June the Group was able to present an ECG machine to the surgery after successfully raising over £3000 through Open Days, raffles and various social events.

The NHS Consultants have been invited to answer questions on any medical topic, ailment or issue. The evening is open to all Grove Park Surgery’s patients and will be followed by an informal Christmas Get-together with Carol singing, a raffle, wine and refreshments. The money raised from this evening will now go towards a Diabetic Foot Kit to assess the nervous system and the blood supply to the feet of diabetic patients.

December 3, 2003