Malmesbury League of Friends (MLOF) has purchased two new items of medical equipment for patients at the Malmesbury Primary Care Centre (MPCC).
The SpiroConnect Spirometry System will help to diagnose asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and can also be used to monitor lung conditions.
The Welch Allyn blood pressure monitor will be offered to patients with suspected hypertension and facilitates the recording of blood pressure readings taken at regular intervals.
The machine will enable the blood pressure of patients to be measured over a 24-hour period and the data can then be downloaded at the surgery. This will mean that patients will no longer have to travel to hospital in either Bath or Swindon.
Dr Tom Estcourt said: “We have a growing number of patients with asthma and blood pressure problems, so these small machines will undoubtedly help us to give our patients a better service. We are extremely grateful to The Malmesbury League of Friends for this very generous donation.”
MLOF chairman David Hide commented: “We were, once again, pleased to have purchased these items of equipment for the MPCC.”