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Pacemaker service benefits Island patients

Fri, 09 Aug 2013


A senior clinician believes the new pacemaker service at Noble's Hospital is easing the burden on hundreds of patients.

The unit was opened in April and allows people to have most forms of pacemakers fitted and examined without having to travel to the UK.

Six standard pacemaker implantations and eight battery changes have taken place so far - it's anticipated this will rise to around 50 implantations per year.

However some, more advanced, forms of the treatment are still carried out in Liverpool.

Lynne Whitaker explained the scale of the impact:

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