Project information

Clearway Cough Assister

The Neuromuscular Centre provides physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, support, employment and advice for adults and young people with Muscular Dystrophy. Each person is different so we offer a tailored approach to their ongoing care and support.

Once we have our cough assister we will be able to help people for many more years

Charity information: The Neuromuscular Centre

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  • Need


    Many people with Muscular Dystrophy - especially those who are further on through the disease- need extra help with their respiratory system.

    Patients who are having trouble breathing and clearing their throats, need extra help. often blockages and breathing difficulties lead to hospital stays, illness, distress and sometimes even death. All of these things can be helped to be prevented.


    If we were able to by a Clearway cough Assister we can help to increase the efficiency of secretion clearance for patients with muscle weakness; decrease the energy expenditure for patients with muscle weakness who fatigue quickly and ultimately using specialised equipment could help to prevent hospital admission and further illness.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide a personalised approach to respiratory care


    » If able to buy the clearway cough assister we could use the variable settings which can be titrated to provide specific treatment for each individual.

    What success will look like

    Success will be enabling each individual to have personal care when experiencing respiratory problems.

    Aim 2

    Help with recovery from illness


    » Using specialised equipment before illness so that patients can get used to the machine which will increase effectiveness when they become unwell

    What success will look like

    Success will be helping individuals to recover from respiratory illness.

    Aim 3

    Prevent unnecessary hospital admissions


    » Using specialised and personalised equipment could help to prevent hospital admission.

    What success will look like

    Success will be helping someone to stay out of hospital for the duration of their respiratory illness.

  • Impact


    Having a specialised respiratory machine that is able to be set to an individuals needs will reduce the number of patients being admitted to hospital through respiratory illness.

    Preventing one person from having to have a stay in hospital will be a success.


    The only risk is that we may not be able to raise the money needed to buy the machine.


    We will personally send thanks to donors and send them a picture of the machine in use.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £4,058

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      Amount Heading Description
      £4,058 Clearway cough assistor The Machine a.d everything we need to run it
  • Background


    The Neuromuscular centre is located in Winsford Cheshire. Many of the people who use the centre travel in from all over the county and further a field.


    Every person that visits the centre will have access to the Clearway machine , should they have need of it.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Neuromuscular Centre has regular contact with over 500 people with Muscular dystrophy and each week treats up to 100 people. We are well placed to help those who might need the machine a some point. We also have experience and competent physiotherapists that could administer the treatment effectively.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Our Team Of Physiotherapists

    Our team of Physiotherapists have researched and located what they feel to be the best machine for our service users.