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