Patients in Peterborough with respiratory conditions will benefit from new equipment paid for by charity fund-raising.
Breathe Easy Peterborough, Patient and Carer support group donated around £2,200 to the Integrated Respiratory Services team at Peterborough City Hospital which has been spent on buying a variety of portable equipment to help treat patients in clinics held in Peterborough and the surrounding areas.
The money was raised by two carers, Joyce Jackson and Tracy Tindall, with the support of the rest of the group.
Geoff Barnett, of Breathe Easy Peterborough, said: “We are sure our fund raising will benefit all those in the area with lung conditions and would also like to invite those with the condition and their families to join us at our next support group on Thursday, 11 October 2012, 2pm to 4pm at The Thomas Walker Centre.”
The purchased equipment, which was presented to the hospital staff at Werrington Sports Centre yesterday (Wednesday), includes a spirometer which measures the basic lung function, multiple oxygen saturation probes, a wheelchair and two nebulisers.
The nebuliser can be used on a try before you buy basis for patients known to the service who are considering upgrading from inhaler therapy to the more expensive support of the nebuliser.
Chris Royle, clinical specialist physiotherapist in respiratory care at Peterborough City Hospital, said: “We are extremely grateful for the donation made by Breathe Easy Peterborough, this equipment will benefit those with lung conditions at clinics in the hospital and GP surgeries as well as home visits to those with severe difficulties.”