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Clubs hit target for V-scanner buy

By West Briton  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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LOCAL Lions' clubs raised more than £5,000 for an innovative piece of medical equipment.

Lions' zone chairman John Cardew challenged the clubs in Truro, Falmouth, Hayle and Camborne/Redruth to raise enough money to buy a V-scanner.

The pocket-size diagnostic scanning device can be used to assess patients quickly at admission. A V-scanner enables an immediate full cardiovascular echo examination when ultrasound systems are not available.

The clubs raised £5,200 by staging a golf tournament, a darts' marathon and street and in-store collections.

The scanner was presented to David Elliot, consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske.

After thanking the clubs for their support, Dr Elliot gave a demonstration and talk on the advantages of early diagnosis.

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