Chester Deva Rotary set out a target this year to raise funds to purchase an ultrasonic V-scan unit for the cardiac department at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The target was surpassed and £5,800 funds were raised by various ways, such as bag packing in local supermarkets and some innovative efforts from children at the Cambridge Road Primary School, Ellesmere Port.
Professor John Somauroo, cardiac department consultant, welcomed Chester Deva Rotarians to the hospital to view a V-Scan unit purchased with the funds.
Now the existing large heavy scanner has been replaced by a new hand-held V-scan unit not much bigger than a mobile phone.
This additional mobile ultrasonic V-scan unit, gives high quality ultrasonic images to help medical staff visualise the cardiac anatomy with ease.
Hence giving better understanding of the various problems that can exist with the human heart.
Medical staff can then make early diagnosis of heart problems with patients in hospital, so reducing patient wait times and give faster more efficient patient care.
Thanks go to all those who supported this worthwhile fund raising project.