The York branch of the Myasthenia Gravis charity has donated £6,398 to York Hospital bringing the total over the last four years to a fantastic £32,000.
The branch donated £5,400 to the Respiratory department at York Hospital for an Embletta Sleep Recorder. The Sleep Recorder will be used to measure and record various physiological signals during sleep in patients who may have breathing problems. The results are then reviewed and the best treatment options given.
The branch also donated £998 to the Physiotherapy department to install floor fixed parallel bars in the Physiotherapy Gym at Selby War Memorial Hospital. These will assist in the rehabilitation of patients with neurological conditions as the bars offer stability and support to patients who are suffering from weakness, balance or coordination problems enabling standing activities and walking re-education.
Ron Middlemass, Chairman of the York Branch of the Myasthenia Gravis charity said, "Thanks to the wonderful support we get from the public in the York and surrounding area, also the members of our charity for a great team effort. Our next big fundraiser is on the 20 October, "The Last Night of the Proms" at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre. Tickets can now be bought at York Theatre Royal box office for £8."
David Lonsdale, Chief Respiratory Physiologist said, "Ron's outstanding efforts and the generosity of the Myasthenia Gravis charity will allow us to carry out more detailed investigations into the detrimental effects of disorders such as Myasthenia Gravis on the normal patterns of sleep physiology. In turn this will enhance patient care by helping us to ensure that the most appropriate treatment options may be provided.
"We would very much like to thank the generosity of the Myasthenia Gravis charity for their generosity and continuing support in enabling us to provide the best possible patient care."