Medical Equipment Donation
16 August 2012
The generous donation was given to purchase syringe drivers which are specialist devices used to administer medicines to patients for pain management and symptom control.
Syringe drivers are a key piece of equipment used by the Hospice's nurses in their every day care. It is a small battery powered pump, which can be carried by the patient and releases medicine slowly, safely and effectively under the skin, providing ongoing relief from pain and other distressing symptoms.
The Axis Foundation's donation will purchse six new model syringe drivers, which will enhance patient safety and comfort for many years to come.
Penny Jones, the Hospice's Director of Care Services said: "We need syringe driver pumps as they enable us to ensure patients receive pain relief and other symptom control medication, for example, to help relieve sickness when people are unable to take tablets or other medicines by mouth. These small pumps are invaluable in the care we provide for patients with complex symptoms."
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