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Worcestershire Royal Hospital begins drive-through pacemaker checks

Cardiac patients are being seen at drive-through clinics in a hospital's converted car park to help clear a backlog due to the Covid pandemic.

People with a pacemaker can stay in a car at Worcestershire Royal for its annual check, by holding an object over their implanted device by their chest.

Information is then downloaded on to a tablet, as part of the review lasting about five to 10 minutes.

About 25 patients per day can be seen in purpose-built sheltered pods.

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