William Powell AM for Mid & West Wales was delighted to find that elderly pacemaker patients from Montgomeryshire are able to have Pacemaker scanners at home after a constituent visiting the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.
William Powell AM said:
“My constituent was impressed that this stops a 3 hour plus round trip from Montgomeryshire and saves on parking and fuel. His 88 year old mother will no longer be exhausted by the trip. This is an excellent scheme - very good for the patient and prevents unnecessary appointments at the hospital. It appears to be win, win – a great idea!”
Jane Dodds, Welsh Assembly Candidate added:
“This really is an advance and great for the patient but it is in no way a substitute for an Urgent Medical Centre in Montgomeryshire. We need both"
William Powell has made enquiries as to whether it would be even more cost effective to have these placed in Doctors surgeries or our Community hospitals. They do not need skilled staff to operate them but they are set specifically for the individual patient and so this is not possible.