Mannequin in Alfred's memory
A NEW piece of respiratory equipment bought in memory of a father and grandfather is being used at a training centre in Sleaford.
A simulation mannequin which can be programmed to mimic symptoms experienced by respiratory patients was funded through money raised by Steve Ridding, his sister Penny Howard and niece Danielle Howard, from Spilsby, in memory of Steve and Penny's father Alfred Ridding who was a respiratory patient until his death in 2010.
The trio all pulled on their running shoes, completing the Great North Run to raised almost £5,000.
The equipment is now being used at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) training centre in Sleaford.
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The funds from Mr Ridding's family were match-funded by LCHS to pay for the life-size 12-stone mannequin which has been named Alf.
Alf allows staff to take a pulse, blood pressure, insert needles and chest drains, and listen to chest sounds and is currently being used at the clinical skills training centre where it will also be used to enhance training for other clinical services.