Come along to the St James’ Centre at 7pm on 18 May (NEW DATE not as show in May Slate) and learn about the amazing work of Medical Detection Dogs. 

For over ten years, this charity has been training dogs to save lives using their amazing sense of smell. Medical Alert assistance dogs support people with complex health conditions, being trained to detect and alert their human partner of an episode well before it is about to occur. Bio-detection dogs are trained to detect even the faintest of smells associated with diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s, COVID-19 and bacterial infections.

This pioneering work could lead to dogs playing an important role in screening for diseases and improving patient care in hospitals. The charity is working with scientists and medics to develop faster, cheaper, non-invasive methods of diagnosis that could impact on thousands of lives.

Refreshments will be available. There is no charge for the talk but donations will be very welcome from anyone who wishes to give to the charity.

Ros Mengech (898276)