£995 could pay for a syringe pump, a piece of equipment used to deliver drugs to a patient making a big difference to the quality of their care
It is very common for our patients to be on several different drugs, to treat their various symptoms. Many of these drugs are administered intravenously. For patients who are very unwell, this can be distressing and uncomfortable.
Syringe Pumps make delivering these medications much easier. They are devices which allow us to give large volumes of medicine via injection. This can prevent the need for two pumps and two needle insertions for the patient. It means that we can set the pump one morning for a patient, enabling it to deliver up to 4 different drugs over a 24 hour period, and it will not need to be changed until the following morning.
They have the additional benefit of being extremely light and can be placed on a mobile stand, meaning patients can still move around independently if they want to. For patients who are more mobile, this really helps with being able to visit our gardens.
This gift will make a big difference to a patient’s quality of life resulting in less invasive care and more independence.
What happens when you purchase your gift:
- You'll receive an email receipt from our online shop. If you’ve also bought something else at the same time, you’ll get another email when that’s been sent to you.
- Your email receipt will include a link to your digital gift certificate downloads. You can choose to download a print-at-home gift certificate to personalise, or an image to send by email.
This gift is an example of the care, compassion and comfort we provide to our patients and families and represents how your money could be used. Your generous gift will help fund our work providing care and support to adults who are living with a progressive life-limiting illness in the Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset area. We will spend money wherever the need is greatest.