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Chance for Accident Victims
VICTIMS in Wigtownshire will soon have a better chance of
£30,0000 has been raised to buy a trauma trolley which will
ensure that patients arrive in hospital in much better condition
than they otherwise would.
need for such a trolley in the area has long been recognised.
the summer of 1996, Headway Wigtownshire Support Group set
themselves the task of securing a trauma trolley for the Garrick
Hospital, by raising the £20,000 needed.
Final piece of the financial jigsaw has been put in place
by a £5000 cheque from Dumfries and Galloway Acute and Maternity
Trust, the rest of the money having been raised thanks to
people and businesses in the Shire.
equipment will be used by the ambulance service at the site
of an accident. It carries all the life-support and monitoring
systems together with the patient, ensuring there is minimum
disturbance to the patient, who will arrive at hospital in
a much better condition, particularly in the case of head
injuries, for neurological intervention.