Generous £62,500 legacy buys new equipment for Cardiology department

A generous legacy of £62,500 left by Mrs Dorothy (Dot) Palmier to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital has bought an Electrophysiology (EP) monitoring system for the Cardiology department.  

Mrs Palmier left a legacy of £62,500 which has been used to purchase an EP monitoring system for the Cardiology department at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Electrophysiology is an area of cardiology concerned with the treating of patients with abnormalities of heart rhythm. This is done by targeting electrical signals and burning away abnormal electrical circuits often with life changing results for patients.

Dr Richard Bala, the Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead in Electrophysiology at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital had this to say,

“The new recording system will not only allow us to treat more patients, but will also allow us to have access to the latest and best recording system on the market, allowing local patients in Dorset to receive the very best of care.”

“We are in the process of refurbishing our cardiac catheter laboratories and this new recording system will increase our capacity in electrophysiology, which is an ever expanding area of cardiology.”

Debbie Anderson, Head of Fundraising at Bournemouth Hospital Charity worked closely with Mrs Palmier’s family when purchasing the EP monitoring system,

“Having received this wonderful legacy, we worked with Dot’s daughter Jenny and her family to identify a piece of equipment that could be purchased with the legacy that was meaningful to them and respected Dot’s wishes.”

Jenny, Mrs Palmier’s daughter was happy that she and he family were able to fulfil her mother’s wishes,

“We’re pleased that the money is doing some good and mum was adamant that she wanted this money to help the heart unit as she and other members of our family have been treated for heart problems here. We’ve followed her wishes through as best we can with Debbie’s help.”

The Directorate Manager for Cardiology Richard Bradley expressed his gratitude to Mrs Palmier’s family,

“On behalf of the Cardiology Unit, the purchase of this equipment is greatly appreciated and I can’t overstate that enough.”

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