Fundraisers No Gain No Pain UK have handed over ten syringe drivers which will be used by community nurses to help patients receiving end-of-life care in Doddington and the Fens.
The charity also recently presented CPFT with lockable toolboxes to store the syringe drivers, which cost more than £1,400 each, at a special ceremony at Doddington Hospital. They were joined by families, whose loved ones have been looked after by the nurses.
Eileen Nixon, General Manager, 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.”
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.
No Gain No Pain UK 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. Since then they have now donated 125 syringe drivers to the Trust, having raised more than £160,000.
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