Lions Club visit Fareham hospital after donating equipment

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THOUSANDS of pounds worth of equipment was donated to a hospital by a community group.

The Swanwick Lions Club raised £3,000 over the past 12 months to buy a range of equipment for Fareham Community Hospital, in Park Gate.

Using the money, the hospital was able to buy an ECG machine, trolley and accompanying equipment as well as a nebuliser and eight blood pressure monitors.

Members of the club, including president Helen Mitchell, went along to the hospital to be thanked by Fareham GP Dr Tom Bertram.

He said: ‘Swanwick Lions Club has been extremely supportive of the local NHS and we are most grateful.

‘I was delighted to take them around our office at the community hospital and the consulting room to explain some of the work going on here to try to improve our services to patients.’

Fareham Community Hospital is run by Fareham Primary Care Service (FPCS) and since September has housed the Fareham same-day access service.

Dr Bertram added: ‘The FPCS has got off to a really encouraging start. We take 200-300 calls a day and we have had some really positive feedback from patients.’