Charity donate specialist medical devices to CPFT patients in Peterborough and Fenland

Specialist medical devices worth up to £40,000 have been donated to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).

Charity donate specialist medical devices to CPFT patients in Peterborough and Fenland
09 July 2018

Specialist medical devices worth up to £40,000 have been donated to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT).

Fundraisers No Gain No Pain UK have handed over thirty syringe drivers which will be used by CPFT’s community nurses to help patients receiving end-of-life care living in Peterborough and Fenland.

The charity also presented the Trust with plastic containers and tool boxes to store the  syringe drivers safely which cost more than £1,300 each. The presentation took place at the City Care Centre in Peterborough.

Syringe drivers are small portable machines which are used by patients who are receiving care in their own homes. The machines, which can operate up to 24 hours-a-day, inject medicines into patients if they find swallowing tablets difficult or if they need medication while they are sleeping.

Eileen Nixon, deputy locality manager for CPFT, which provides community health and mental health services, said: “We are very thankful for the latest donation from No Gain No Pain UK. Syringe drivers are really important to patients and to have extra ones available to our nurses is really welcome. This wonderful donation will benefit many patients in the community.”

No Gain No Pain UK regularly raise donate syringe drivers to CPFT. The organisation is run by Louise Nicholls, her husband Lee, and their friend, Samantha Carter, who began raising money to buy syringe drivers in 2015 following the death of Louise’s father, David Jarrett, from cancer.

Louise said: “My dad was a businessman in Whittlesey who was fit and strong. He was always very active. But in the last few days of his life, he had difficulty getting a syringe driver immediately. He had to wait 24 hours, which may not seem long, but when someone you love is in pain, one minute is 60 seconds too long. So after his death we knew we wanted to do something to help others in a similar position.”

No Gain No Pain UK are planning more fundraising activities. For more information visit the website: http://ngnpuk.weebly.com or via the organisation’s Facebook page.

 

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