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New life-saving defibrillator for FGH thanks to donation from BAE Systems

L-R: Sandy Cannon (Ward Manager), Clarke Gibson (Clinical Leader), Louise Southward, Katie Waite, Elizabeth Quinn (Staff Nurses) Karen Fawcett (Clinical support Worker) and Natalia Wirkus, Naomi Millington (Student Nurses).
L-R: Sandy Cannon (Ward Manager), Clarke Gibson (Clinical Leader), Louise Southward, Katie Waite, Elizabeth Quinn (Staff Nurses) Karen Fawcett (Clinical support Worker) and Natalia Wirkus, Naomi Millington (Student Nurses).

[B]AE Systems Submarines have presented a life-saving defibrillator to the Complex & Coronary Care Unit at Furness General Hospital (FGH).

Dawn Dawson & Sandy Cannon, ward managers of the Complex & Coronary Care Unit, FGH, said: “This specialised defibrillator, kindly donated by BAE Systems will ensure that we can provide the highest level of patient safety in emergency situations and also ensure that our cardiac patients can be safely transferred between departments both in hospital and out of hospital to other specialist centres”.

Aaron Cummins, Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance said: “We are extremely grateful to BAE Systems for this fantastic support. The defibrillator will help save many lives for years to come.”

Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity is a registered charity that raises funds and supports UHMBT’s five hospital sites. Donations received go to providing those little extras that help make the hospital experience better or improve outcomes for patients.

“Money is used to fund additional medical equipment, medical research, specialist training and service improvements. It is the generosity of the local communities that enables the charity to enhance and support the hospitals across Morecambe Bay and the lives of the 365,000 people that live here.

To find out more about Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity, or to make a donation, please visit: www.mbhcharity.org

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