Angie Steer and friends and family also attended as they had raised funds for The Sandpiper Trust in memory of their friend Elsie McPherson.
Dr Luke Regan , who is heading this project , gave us a summary of the progress of the scheme and also introduced us to Mr Michael Gale – General Surgeon, Andrew MacDonald – Emergency Nurse and Offshore Rig Medic and Dr Claire Vincent – Acute Medicine Consultant. These three along with others will be part of the Pilot Scheme, equipped with Sandpiper bags, defibrillators and communications devices which will link them to the Emergency call Centre in Inverness. They will be responding on a voluntary bases.
Deborah Jones the Chief Operating Officer for NHS Highland was also in attendance. NHS Highland have been instrumental in part funding and encouraging this project. The Sandpiper Trust are extremely grateful to them.
We look forward to hearing how the project progresses and wish them all the success.