ISLE OF MAN – The Microgaming Health & Care Trust has made a £5,000 donation to Isle of Man Sport Aid to support the purchase of a new ultrasound machine.
Isle of Man Sport Aid is a local charity which provides assistance to the island’s leading sportsmen and women. Established by Isle of Man Sport, the charity’s services include sport psychology, nutritional advice, physiotherapy and medical support.
Medical support is offered through Dr. Frank Vaughan, Sports Doctor; a registered GP with a strong interest in sports medicine. A big part of Dr. Vaughan’s services is assessing injuries through the charity’s own ultrasound machine, performing over 300 scans a year. Local sports people rely heavily on the machinery for quick diagnosis of sporting injuries.
With an average life-span of 5-7 years, Isle of Man Sport Aid was looking to replace their existing ultrasound machine, which was purchased back in 2009. Having received support from the Microgaming Health & Care Trust in the past, they applied for funding. The application was successful and the trust provided £5,000 towards the cost of the equipment.
The new machine is now in full use at the Isle of Man Sport Institute at the NSC. It will provide significantly improved clarity of imaging and therefore more accurate diagnosis of injuries. Importantly, the machinery is portable and will be used at various on and off-island sporting events. It is currently in Jersey for the Island Games 2015.