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Oxygen Concentrators for the Hospice
We require two portable oxygen concentrators for the Hospice for use by both ward and day hospice patients. They maximise comfort for the patient by relieving the symptoms of breathlessness. Being portable they are easier to move around so the patient does not need to be bed bound to one place.
Charity information: Dr Kershaw's Hospice
Standard oxygen concentrators need oxygen pumping in to one place, the use of these has huge safety implications and also the need to store cylinders and have them delivered is not an efficient way of working.
To the patient themselves it means they are not bound to a bed or one area of the hospice and are more comfortable an feel less restricted. The oxygen concentrators assist breathing making them instantly more comfortable when breathlessness starts which is obviously distressing for the
Being able to purchase these concentrators will solve a patient comfort issue, be less restrictive for themselves, visitors and staff and also eliminates a health and safety issue on the ward and also the day hospice.
To raise enough money to purchase the equipment needed to eliminate discomfort for patients
Activities» We will contact supporters of the hospice locally and publicize The Big Give to all our supporters during the project to maximise donations
What success will look like
Success will be being able to order the equipment knowing we can ease discomfort for the people we help on a daily basis.
Long term we will be able to show patient comfort levels have risen and that patients are less restricted during their stays with us.
The cost of the equipment needed may not be met but we have events in the future that we can hopefully raise enough money to add to this fund to enable the purchases to still go ahead.
We will, along with our thank you letters, provide them details of what a difference their donation will make to the people we care for here at Dr Kershaw's Hospice.
Budget - Project Cost: £3,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,000 2 x oxy concentrators equipment purchase
Oldham and its surrounding districts
Any patient in need of our care in the future
We are Oldhams only hospice covering hospice care for its 230,000 residents when it is needed most.
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