iPads provided to Hospital to help patients at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

The two tablets will help the heart assessment team at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust to quickly identify patients who are suitable for specialist surgery or therapy.

It will ensure they are getting the best support for their condition while in hospital.

The iPads, which are pre-loaded with a variety of specific applications, have been donated by the charity the Pumping Marvellous Foundation, with the support of medical technology supplier Medtronic.

They will help to identify patients who are suitable for cardiac resynchronisation therapy or implantable cardiac defibrillators.

Karen Robinson, heart assessment team manager at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, said: “We’re delighted to receive this generous donation of iPads, which will bring great benefits to our patients and be a real asset to our service.”

She added: “The pre-loaded applications on the new iPads will provide our staff with specialist advice, access to NICE guidelines which will be really useful in informing our patient management, as well as give us the ability to access and input in real time to the national heart failure database.

“The quick identification of patients suitable for device therapy that the iPads will provide, will result in quicker referrals to consultant cardiologists.

“Ultimately, where appropriate, patients will benefit from access to clinically proven heart failure intervention either to promote resynchronisation of the heart or by treating dangerously fast heart rates.

“We are very grateful to Medtronic and the Pumping Marvellous Foundation for this brilliant donation which will benefit the patients we serve.”

Representatives from Medtronic and the Pumping Marvellous Foundation visited the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford to present the iPads, which will also be used at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. They also met some of the staff who will use them.

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