The GPs on Achill Island recently took delivery of a Cardiac Holter Monitor, which is a useful piece of cardiac equipment used by doctors to monitor a patient’s heart rhythms. This important diagnostic tool will facilitate patients on Achill Island, Clare Island and Inishbiggle to gain access to earlier diagnosis of potential heart problems.
The Holter Monitor, valued at €2,250, was donated by local heart and stroke charity Croí for use in the Achill, Clare Island and Inishbiggle communities. These communities have been constant supporters of the fundraising efforts of Croí since 1991. The local Croí Friends committee, which is led by John P. McGinty, have a long-standing programme of fundraising activities each year, including a bumper whist drive each Shrove Tuesday, pub collections and the sale of Croí Christmas cards.