The trustees have asked me to write to you and your colleagues at Star Trust to thank them for their efforts and generosity in providing us with a grant to purchase medical equipment for the Caythorpe & Ancaster Medical Practice. The equipment has now been delivered and is operational. The doctors and the medical staff are very appreciative of your efforts and would welcome an opportunity to show you and your colleagues around the surgery and demonstrate the equipment. It will really make a difference and have a positive impact on many lives.
This equipment will enhance the service provided by the medical practice and prove invaluable for the diagnosis and treatment of the 9,039 patients that the practice looks after. In this rural Lincolnshire practice some 49% of patients are over the age of 66 so the healthcare provided by the medical practice proves to be an ever important factor in their lives. By improving the capabilities of our medical practice we in turn reduce the pressures on an overstretched NHS.
This equipment will ensure that where possible these patients can be treated locally and speedily avoiding the delay and travel that can be the consequence of a having these procedures dealt with at a resource challenged local NHS hospital many miles away.
Once again we thank you for your support, will keep you updated with our progress and would look forward to an opportunity of working together in the future.