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Ilfracombe Community First Responders


The South Western Ambulance Service Charity has been awarded £2,235 from Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, which will enable the Ilfracombe Community First Responders (CFRs) to enhance the level of patient care they deliver.


The funding will provide emergency lifting chairs for CFRs to use on patients who have had non-injury falls, but are unable to get up.


It will also be used to purchase other medical equipment, including blood pressure monitors and thermometers.


Ryan Ware, SWASFT Community Responder Officer for Devon, said: “We are delighted to receive this funding which will enable us to further support the local community in a robust and safe way. The new equipment we can now purchase will be a great investment for Ilfracombe.


“Our volunteers give their time freely to help support the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and our patients; and this funding will help them to provide more enhanced care for those in need. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.”

Help equip a Community First Responder Group with an Emergency Lifting Chair.

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