Hear, hear for the League of Friends

Faithful friends: The volunteers at the League of Friends provide support the Health Centre. Pictures are some of the volunteers with Isabel Penman and health care assistants Brenda and Nicky.'Picture: Carla Duthie
Faithful friends: The volunteers at the League of Friends provide support the Health Centre. Pictures are some of the volunteers with Isabel Penman and health care assistants Brenda and Nicky.'Picture: Carla Duthie

THanks to the Peterhead branch of the League of Friends, the Health Centre will now be able to carry out upgraded hearing tests in their sound-proof booth.

Supplying the centre with just under £6,000 staff were able to purchase the necessary equipment to upgrade the standards of hearing tests carried out, and are extremely grateful for the help given from both the volunteers at the League of Friends and it’s supporters.

The new equipment means patients can now have hearing tests with absolutely no disturbances, a common problem prior to the installation of the booth.

Assistant practise manager, Isabel Penman explains: “This equipment is such an asset to the practise, as we received a lot of complaints about hearing tests before from patients, background noises such as a phone ringing or someone talking was a common disturbance.

“We can carry out tests on people aged 12 and above, and it’s particularly beneficial for those undergoing medical examinations, or those who are suffering from hearing problems.

“Our two health care assistants, Brenda Arthur and Nicky Prosser have been especially trained to use the equipment and are already using it almost every day.

“We really can’t thank the Peterhead League of Friends for this enough, their continued support has been an asset to both the Health Centre and the community.”