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Mobile scanning vehicle would treat rural communities

The North Wales Pioneer reports how an NHS charity is hoping to build a revolutionary mobile scanning vehicle that would treat cardiac patients in rural communities

The Cardiac Diagnostic Vehicle will be fitted with technology allowing clinicians to journey to vulnerable patients so they can diagnose and perform assessments remotely.

This approach is hoped to save rural hospitals vital resources, clinic space and reduce waiting times as people will be seen outside their homes, in GP surgeries and hospital car parks within their community rather than having to attend medical sites in person.

The idea was proposed after medics increased their at-home patient visits during the first coronavirus lockdown.

With the number of people being admitted to hospital due to heart failure rising by more than 30 per cent in the last five years, the papers warns that echocardiography services in particular are needed more than ever before.

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North Wales Pioneer - Mobile scanning vehicle would treat rural communities across North Wales

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