A GROUP of Rhyl nurses have exceeded their expectations in securing vital scanning equipment.

When District Nurse Tracey Boka of the Royal Alexandra Hospital knocked on the door of Rhyl’s Clarence House Surgery looking for sponsorship towards her fundraising event for Doppler equipment , little did she know she would end up walking away with the whole machine.

Ms Boka and seven colleagues raised £1,855 towards the purchase of the kit for the Awyr Las charity - which is able to detect and measure problems with patient’s circulation systems and blood flow - through a zip line challenge at Zipworld's Penrhyn Quarry, before receiving the full equipment from Dr Simon Dobson.

Ms Boka said: “We have to thank Dr Simon Dobson and the team at Clarence House Surgery for their kind donation, this will help us with our mission of providing ‘Care Closer to Home’ and shortening waiting times for this time of diagnostic procedure.”

Dr Simon Dobson, of Clarence House said “It was our great pleasure to be able to help Tracey and the team with their very worthwhile objective.

"It was very fortunate that one of the type of machine that Tracey needed had just become surplus here following the completion of a research programme we have been involved with.

"We feel it is important to get involved in research and the people of Rhyl are really the best when it comes to being willing to participate in research and gifting knowledge for the benefit of those that will follow in future generations.”

“It really goes to show that being proactive by Tracey and her colleagues had some great spins offs too.”