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C.R.E.A.M.E.R. FUND

The CREAMER fund was started in the early 1990s with donations from families in memory of their loved ones:

  • Mr Ronald Hardy
  • Mr Bill (Clive) Wyatt
  • Miss Maureen Gunary

CREAMER is an acronym for Community Resource Equipment And Medical Equipment Reserve Fund. The Fund has grown considerably over the years with tremendous support from the community and various fundraising events being organised. Many people feel that donations provide a lasting memorial to their loved ones.

The aim of the CREAMER Fund is to help provide health resources and equipment to enable members of the local community to receive the best possible health care, as near to their homes as feasible.

For further information about the CREAMER Fund please contact- The Secretary: c/o Freshwell Health Centre

Committee Members

  • Chris Blewett - Chairman
  • Penny Edmundson - Secretary
  • Kay Painter – Treasurer
  • Dawn Dollimore
  • Rosalie Wyatt
  • Sylvia Gould
  • John Richardson
  • Dr Andrew Hildrey

Funded Projects

The Fund has been able to provide many items of equipment, including :

  • Cryosurgical and cautery instruments
  • 24 hour blood pressure monitors
  • Waiting room blood pressure monitor
  • Nebulisers
  • Digital camera
  • 12 lead ECG & ambulatory ECG machines
  • Diagnostic ultrasound scanner
  • Diagnostic echocardiogram scanner
  • Osteoporosis scanner
  • Vascular Scanner
  • Mole scanner
  • Ophthalmoscopes
  • Spirometers
  • Vital signs patient monitor
  • Pulse Oximeter
  • Coagulation monitors
  • Near patient testing blood test devices
  • Centrifuge
  • Enuresis alarms
  • Syringe drivers

More recently the Fund has contributed towards the purchase and installation of X-Ray facilities and an echocardiogram in the Health Centre.



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