Project information

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.

Ongoing

Charity information: Dr Kershaw's Hospice

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  • Need

    Need

    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

    Solution

    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.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    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

    Success will be being able to order the equipment knowing we can ease discomfort for the people we help on a daily basis.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Long term we will be able to show patient comfort levels have risen and that patients are less restricted during their stays with us.

    Risk

    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.

    Reporting

    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

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 2 x oxy concentrators equipment purchase
  • Background

    Location

    Oldham and its surrounding districts

    Beneficiaries

    Any patient in need of our care in the future

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are Oldhams only hospice covering hospice care for its 230,000 residents when it is needed most.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    All Local Supporters Of Our Work Here In Oldham

    Our supporters are family & carers of patients we are looking, or have looked after, our fabulous hard working volunteers and the Oldham community.