Supporting Cardiology Patients

In August 2020 Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity approved £32,580 to provide 50 new Mobile Echo Units for the Cardiology Team at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.

Michelle Foster, Clinical Services Manager – Non-Invasive Cardiology commented:

"Without funding provided by the Charity, the inpatient echo service at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust would have been adversely affected. leading to increased length of stay for patients and the inability to support the Angio/PCI service and the acute floor at the Trust."

With the new mobile units, we are able to provide our care on a patient’s ward – offering a more streamline and patient focussed service and leading to better patient experience. In addition to this, we are able to manage the outpatient echo service more effectively, as patients no longer have to return to an appointment at a later date.

"The generosity of Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Charity, and its donors and supporters have ensured that we are able to keep delivering a fantastic level of care for our in-patients and continue to put quality compassionate care at the centre of all we do.”