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Roscommon Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation receive funding from Lecarrow Fund

Roscommon Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Department receive €2,500 funding from the Lecarrow Benevolent Fund Committee.

The Lecarrow Benevolent Committee has presented Elaine Prendergast, General Manager Roscommon Hospital with a cheque for €2,500 for the purchase of a Krank Cycle for use in the hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department.

Commenting Rosemary Thorpe and Deirdre O’Reilly, Clinical Nurse Specialists in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department, said, “The new Krank cycle will allow patients who attend the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at Roscommon Hospital increase their cardiovascular fitness using their upper body alone. This piece of equipment will be particularly useful to patients who have severe hip and knee arthritis as it will allow them increase their cardiovascular fitness without increasing hip or knee pain. It will also be invaluable in reconditioning the upper body of patients who have undergone cardiothoracic surgery, for example Coronary artery bypass and valve replacements and repairs. In conjunction with the Stroke Care Clinical Nurse Specialist at Roscommon Hospital, the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department plan to expand the classes to patients recovering from stroke”.

At the presentation of the Krank Cycle to Roscommon Hospital this week the Lecarrow Benevolent also announced they were donating additional funding to the Hospital to buy a handheld tablet/computer to use for patient education throughout the hospital.

Concluding Elaine Prendergast added, “Both pieces of equipment will enhance the cardiac rehabilitation service delivered to the patients of County Roscommon and the surrounding area and for this Roscommon Hospital is sincerely grateful. The Lecarrow Benevolent fund are working very hard at present to organise their annual fund raising event which will be taking place next Sunday the 31st of May and all here at Roscommon Hospital wish them well for a very successful day”.