New portable ultrasound machine for accident and rescue charity thanks to golf club’s funding efforts

The new ultrasound equipment for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. Picture submitted by Norfolk Accid

The new ultrasound equipment for Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. Picture submitted by Norfolk Accident Rescue Service. - Credit: Archant

Paramedics working with an accident and rescue charity have been boosted by new equipment thanks to the fundraising efforts of a golf club.

During the last 12 months Searles Golf Club, based at Hunstanton, have raised £4,440 for its chosen charity - the Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS).

This donation has enabled NARS to buy a portable ultrasound machine.

The machine will help NARS paramedics look inside patients' bodies and for example identify internal bleeding.

Ryan Warwick, a critical care paramedic with NARS, said: 'Ultrasound has been used in hospitals for years, but it's only recently that the technology has made it truly portable.

'NARS is one of the first voluntary immediate care organisations to deploy this advanced treatment.'

Rob Hill, outgoing captain of Searles Golf Club, said: 'We all feel we have really helped to make a difference.'