Rugby star's heartfelt donation
Rugby League star Paul Clough has generously presented a cardiac diagnostic machine to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital.
The Bradford Bulls prop and former St Helens player, an official ambassador for the ‘Have a Heart Foundation’, visited the hospital recently to hand over the machine to heart specialists.
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the country, and provides specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis.
The Cheshire-based charity, started by Dr Chris Hale in 2012 following the diagnosis of a serious heart condition, raises funds to purchase diagnostic machines for hospitals and defibrillators for schools, as well as raising awareness of cardiac related illness.
Paul was joined by another former St Helens player Tommy Frodsham –a patient at the hospital himself and a keen supporter of the charity.
Mr Aung Oo, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at the hospital, said: “We intend to make excellent use of this cardiac diagnostic machine which has been presented to us by Have a Heart Foundation – we’re so grateful.
“It will allow us to assess the cardiorespiratory performance of patients and help us identify those with cardiovascular risk factors. First and foremost it means that we will be able to provide better care for our patients.”
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