Townhead Practice in Montrose have recently purchased an Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) machine for use in the practice.
This purchase was possible because of a donation by Mrs Doris Valentine and family.
The money was gathered at a collection at the funeral of Mrs Valentine’s late husband, Mr James Valentine, in March of this year.
Mr Valentine was a well-known local figure who, with his wife, owned a carpet shop in Murray Street Montrose for more than 20 years.
The use of the ABPM machine is now considered essential to confirm whether a patient with a raised blood pressure requires treatment with drugs to lower the pressure.
Patients wear the machine for 24 hours which takes regular blood pressure readings throughout both day and night which are then analysed by a computer.
• The photograph shows practice nurses Justine Williams (standing) and Elaine McNairn (seated) demonstrating the equipment to Mrs Valentine and her daughter Morag Magdjiarz.
Also in the picture are, from left - Dr Vishnu Maddock, Practice Manager Mr Ian McNeil, Dr Sally Voice, Dr Peter Strachan and Dr Alan Begg.