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Fundraisers donate £4,500 breathing machine to Alex Hospital

Fundraisers donate £4,500 breathing machine to Alex Hospital

GENEROUS fundraisers have donated a £4,500 machine to a respiratory ward at Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital. The Cough Up a Pound for CoughAssist campaign was set up last year by Redditch resident Bill Roberts, who suffers from myasthenia gravis (or MG) – a condition which damages the connections between the brain and the movement muscles and can affect swallowing and breathing. The CoughAssist machine, which has now been donated to the Alex Hospital, clears excess mucus from the airwaves by mimicking a cough.