Budleigh Salterton Health Centre Charity
The Budleigh Salterton Health Centre Charity was set up in 1996 with the objective to relieve sickness and preserve health amongst persons permanently or temporarily resident in the catchment area of Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre. In practical terms the Charity provides equipment and facilities for the direct benefit of patients over and above that which is normally found in routine medical practice.
The Charity has received donations through fund raising and legacies and is managed by Trustees who volunteer their time. Most of our patients have benefitted from the one or more of the many items bought by the Charity over the years without even knowing.
For example, did you know that the Charity funded the equipment in the clinical room at Seachange?
If you have attended for a Minor Operation, then you may have noted there is both a cautery and a procedure light which Dr Hallmark uses - these were funded by the Charity.
The Charity provided Donna and Martin with Doppler Audio Machines which are used daily to the check the feet of diabetic patients to ensure their pulses are present and to prevent amputation.
In February 2023 the Charity provided two new examination couches which are designed for the multi-purpose needs of general practice, including phlebotomy, minor surgery, recovery, gynaecology, podiatry, and general examination. An added benefit of these couches is the ability to go low to the ground enabling even the frailest of patients to be able to “hop on” to the couch with a steadying arm from the doctor and then for the beds to be raised to the correct level of comfort for each doctor.
There is a specific box within the Medical Centre if you wish to make contact; alternatively you can write to the Treasurer c/o Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre, 1 The Lawn, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6LS.
Budleigh Salterton & District Hospiscare
Budleigh Salterton & District Hospiscare is a local independent charity providing support to patients of Woodbury Surgery and Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre who have a progressive life-limiting condition. We provide specialist palliative care advice and hands-on nursing care in the patient’s own home 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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