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Project information

New CRY Centre at St George's Hospital

CRY needs to establish a new CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiac Conditions and Sports Cardiology and requires funding in the region of £760,000 to do this. A new centre will allow CRY to conduct more screening clinics and will also provide a base for CRY’s research team to work together.


Charity information: Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY)

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  • Need


    Due to the expansion of CRY's screening and research programme, CRY needs to develop a new Centre at St George's Hospital as we have outgrown our current centre. On average, around 2,000 people a year, from around the UK, are referred to CRY’s Centre after a diagnosis or a young sudden cardiac death in their family. This figure is growing year-on-year. With a new centre, we will be able to expand on this number.


    The new Centre will allow CRY to screen even more young people and allow us to deal with more referrals than we currently do, which will reduce the waiting time for bereaved families to be seen.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Reduce the incidence of young sudden cardiac death


    » screen more young people at the new CRY Centre

    What success will look like

    Analyse to see if we have screened more young people were screened

    Aim 2

    Deal with more family referrals to the Centre


    » The expanded Centre will allow us to deal with even more family referrals

    What success will look like

    compare the number of families referrals dealt with that what was previously achieved

  • Impact


    Reduction in the incidence of young sudden cardiac death and families being seen and tested sooner after a sudden death in their family.




    Provide information in the increase in numbers screened and how mnay more family were referred.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £760,650

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      Amount Heading Description
      £376,000 Overheads This will include overheads/rates for the new Centre
      £184,000 Converting Converstion of the current Rob Lowe Centre
      £100,000 Echocardiograph Machine Echocardiograph machine for the Centre
      £27,000 Portable Echocardiograph Portable Echocardiograph machine for the Centre
      £25,000 Exercise Machine Exercise Test Machine for the new Centre
      £36,000 ECG x6 6 ECG machines for the new centre
      £12,650 Holter Monitor x10 10 Holter Monitors for the new centre
  • Background


    London, Tooting


    Young people aged between 14-35 who will be screened and bereaved families who have suffered a young sudden cardiac death, who will be referred for further family testing

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We offer a unique service to the public as CRY is the only charity offering proactive cardiac testing to young people.

    CRY is best know in the UK for raising awareness, support and screening. However, internationally we are better known for our publications and research findings which are changing international policies and procedures on the way we test young people.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Professor Sanjay Sharma

    Professor Sanjay overseas CRY's screening and research programme