The Ottery St Mary Medical Trust Fund was established in 1990, so that Coleridge Medical Centre could remain at the forefront of general medical practice.
As the demands on the NHS increase, the generosity of those who have donated to, fund raised for, or left a gift in their will to the Trust, has enabled the GP Partners at the Medical Centre to enhance the care provided to our patients. Through the generous support of our donors, we have been able to purchase some much needed equipment to enhance the care we provide. This can be anything from blood pressure monitors to defibrillators, from pre-diabetic booklets to routine Practice maintenance. Each donation undoubtedly helps us provide reassurance, dignity and comfort to our patients, whilst potentially saving lives.
The Trustees will welcome and consider all requests and suggestions for purchases that will benefit patients and users of the Medical Practice.
Pre-Diabetic Booklets - £50.00
Booklets containing information for pre-diabetics, as well as information on blood sugar diets.
Defibrillator - £1,000.00
Approx. £1200 - Can restore a normal heartbeat if it is irregular or has stopped, by sending an electric pulse to the heart.
ECG Machine - £1,000.00
Approx. £1500 - Can detect problems with the heart's rhythm, & even help indicate if a patient is having, or has had, a heart attack.
Doppler Machine - £400.00
An ultrasound device used to estimate blood flow & to diagnose blood clots, blocked arteries, etc.
Nebuliser - £50.00
Used by people with asthma or COPD to breathe in medication as a mist through a mask or mouth piece.
Blood Pressure Monitor - £20.00
Monitoring blood pressure at home gives a better reflection and can help to avoid the risk of stroke or heart attack.