New medical equipment is set to improve the efficiency of emergency cardiac care at Bowral and District Hospital.
Emergency department staff were presented with a $21,000 Lifepak by representatives of the Bowral and Moss Vale Hospital Auxiliaries at an afternoon tea on Wednesday.
The Lifepak provides a series of vital signs monitors and external cardiac defibrillators.
Bowral Hospital nurse unit manager Naomi Clark said the machine allowed for "a very quick efficient transfer for our patients".
"This machine will allow us to transfer patients up to Liverpool in a much more timely fashion," she said.
"Those who present with a heart attack are able to do the ECG and transfer it directly to cardiology services at Liverpool.
"A big thank you to everyone it's not just for us to be able to provide [the care] but it's for the community."
Bowral Hospital Auxiliary president Lucy Donkin said the groups were pleased to be able to provide the medical equipment.
"We're just thrilled to be able to do it. It was a joint effort from both of the auxiliaries," she said.
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