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Sponsored Cycle & Fun Day Millport 2018
1 May, 2018

Join us at Largs pier at 9.30am on the 2nd June for our annual sponsored cycle around the Isle of Cumbrae. When you finish meet at the Tavern bring your picnic and have fun with everyone. You can spend the rest of the day exploring Millport, let the children have a go at the crazy golf on the front, have coffee or tea before you catch the bus and ferry back to Largs. Cost for a family is £12, this includes ferry, bike hire and a free go at crazy golf for the children.
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Newsletter
1 February, 2018

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INR Meters to RHC Glasgow
24 January, 2018

The SACHD have just purchased and delivered 17 CoaguChek INRange Meters to ward 2b at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. The meters will be given to Cardiac patients who are on anticoagulation treatment.

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Neil Sinclair Obituary
19 January, 2018

Sadly our long time honouree member Neil Sinclair passed away on Christmas day 2017. Click here to read.

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Caravan 2018 Season
9 January, 2018

The SACHD Caravan season starts on the 28th March 2018. bookings will be accepted from the 14th January.

Visit http://www.youngheart.info/holiday-breaks/holiday-caravan.aspx for full details.

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Winter Flu Campaign
14 October, 2017

Scotland's chief medical officer agrees children and adults with underlying (heart) conditions should be immunised against the Flu virus.…

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Scottish AGM Perth 2017
24 June, 2017

The Scottish AGM will be held in The Queens Hotel, Leonard Street, Perth, PH2 8HB. On Saturday 24th June 2017. Trustee meeting 11am, management meeting 11.30am. Lunch 12.30pm - 1.20. Speakers 1.30 - 2.15pm, AGM 2.30pm - 4pm. All members are welcome to come along. There is a creche for children. Please contact local branch secretary informing them how many adults and children attending. The main speaker at this year's AGM is Stuart Lilley who will give us a demonstration of the TTE & TOE Simulator we purchased last year.…

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Glasow Branch Sponsored Cylce & Fun Day Millport
3 June, 2017

Join us at Largs pier at 9.30am on the 3rd June for our annual sponsored cycle around the Isle of Cumbrae. When you finish meet at the Tavern bring your picnic and have fun with everyone. You can spend the rest of the day exploring Millport, let the children have a go at the crazy golf on the front, have coffee or tea before you catch the bus and ferry back to Largs. Cost for a family is £12, this includes ferry, bike hire and a free go at crazy golf for the children.

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Glasgow Branch Easter Event
9 April, 2017

The Glasgow Branch Easter Craft / Fun day will be held in the new Royal Childrens Hospital on Sunday 09/04/17 from 2pm to 4pm. Please let Joelle (secretary) know if you want to attend. The event will be held on the 3rd floor in room 27. Click here for full details.

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Charity Ball: SACHD / Weir Family Foundaion
25 March, 2017

The Weir Family Foundation are hosting a Black Tie Charity Ball for the benifit of the SACHD. The event will take place on the 25th March 2017 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.…

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NHS to Notify Heart Surgery Patients
21 March, 2017

NHS to notify heart surgery patients of small risk of infection caused by heater cooler units…

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TTE/TOE Simulator Delivered
9 September, 2016

Jamie Redfern Letter Simulator…

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Glasgow Branch Sponsored Cycle & BBQ
30 April, 2016

Join us at Largs pier at 9.30am on the 4th June for our annual sponsored cycle around the Isle of Cumbrae culminating in a BBQ at the Tavern. This year will be our 25th annual visit to the Island and we would love to make it a special event so come along and help us celebrate. After the BBQ and celebrations you can spend the rest of the day exploring Millport having coffee or tea before you catch the bus and ferry back to Largs. Cost for a family is £12, this includes ferry, bike hire and BBQ.

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Scottish AGM 2016
10 February, 2016

The Scottish AGM will be held in The Queens Hotel, Leonard Street, Perth, PH2 8HB. On Saturday 25th June 2016. Trustee meeting 11am, management meeting 11.30am. Lunch 12.30pm - 1.20. Speakers 1.30 - 2.15pm, AGM 2.30pm - 4pm. All members are welcome to come along. There is a creche for children. Please contact local branch secretary informing them how many adults and children attending. The main speaker at this year's AGM is Stuart Lilley who will give us a presentation on the TTE & TOE Simulator.

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Over The Wall Children's Charity
7 February, 2016

OVER THE WALL CHILDREN'S CHARITY

OVER THE WALL is a national children's charity founded in 1999. Their purpose is to create fun opportunities for children and their families to reach beyond serious illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities, always FREE of charge. They do this by providing residential activity camps, which last 3-6 days and are intentionally designed to create positive, life changing experiences. Every year they recruit for campers, camp volunteers and medical volunteers.



If you are interested or for more information please follow the link: www.otw.org.uk/whoweare/what-we-offer/ and please email Susanne Convery (Regional Co-ordinator Scotland) at susanne@otw.org.uk if you have any questions.

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Evo Monitors Purchased
13 October, 2015

EVO Cardiac Recorders.

The new EVO monitors which are currently in use at the children's hospital are used on a daily basis. The unit, in comparison to others available, is much lighter and smaller.
It bears a strong resemblance to an Ipod, and is more accepted by the children on this basis. It is also easier to conceal which is a big deal to the teenage patients, who are never too pleased to have one in the first place.
In terms of cost it is nearly half the price of the Lifecard monitors which we are also still using. An EVO monitor is approximately £900 per unit, and the Lifecard around £1800.
The EVO, unlike the Lifecard is a rechargeable unit and therefore needs no batteries.
Where these two types of monitor are different, is in the length of time that they can record for and hence the reason for the need for both.
The EVO monitor can only record for a maximum of 48 hours, which accommodates the majority of our patients.
The Lifecard monitor records for up to 7 days which is useful to patients whose symptoms are not daily.
ALL the cardiac monitors we are using at present have been purchased and donated by SACHD and without your input this service would be a waiting list based service. At present we have no waiting list for these monitors and children are, if needed, fitted with one on the day they attend their appointments.
Thank you all very much.


Colin Kean
Cardiac Physiologist
RHSC SGH

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