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Better Chance for Accident Victims

ACCIDENT VICTIMS in Wigtownshire will soon have a better chance of survival.

For 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.

The need for such a trolley in the area has long been recognised.

In 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.

The 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.

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