Published: 30/05/2002, Volume II2, No. 5807 Page 8

Junior health minister Hazel Blears has announced a£14m investment in technology to support heart attack victims.The cash will provide all ambulances with 12-lead electrocardiogram machines, which help diagnose heart problems.The money will also finance communications equipment, so information about the patient's condition can be transmitted while en route to hospital. An audit will be carried out to assess the impact of the new equipment on meeting targets.