Riders buy diagnostic tools

Riders buy diagnostic tools

PATIENTS with heart disease throughout the Far North will be monitored with the latest technology, thanks to hundreds of cyclists riding to Cooktown in 2019. A paediatric cardiac ultrasound worth $93,000 and cardiac monitors worth $150,000 have been purchased with...

QSuper signs up

CYCLISTS in this year’s Cardiac Challenge will be supported by Queensland’s largest super fund. The Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation is announcing that the fundraising ride for 2020, has proudly partnered with QSuper. Foundation CEO Tony Williamson said, “It...

Cath lab opens!

People in Cairns now have even more cardiac care services after a new theatre was opened today thanks to investment from the Palaszczuk Government and the community. Health Minister Steven Miles, Member for Cairns Michael Healy, Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt and...

Toddler in his heart

Little Sophie Gwynne was a completely normal little 18-month-old on July 23, 2006. The day before she had a cold. The next day she died of two heart conditions no one could have foreseen. In a few weeks’ time her dad Mark will ride 330km to Cooktown in Sophie’s...

Dan’s got heart

WHEN Dan Elsden went to Brisbane for a cardiac procedure 15 years ago, he bought his family’s Christmas presents early “just in case”. Then aged 32 and a father of two little girls, the unknown quantity about his relatively simple procedure and having to travel away...

Lyngcoln family saddle up

MOTIVATED by the loss of their mother, the Lyngcoln brothers are not afraid of hard work. In fact, the trio formed the Annie’s Army Cardiac Challenge team last year, six months after the loss of their mother Annie. Team spokesman Nick Lyngcoln said the team raised...