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Medicine Devices bought for Grimsby Patients

50 nebulisers have been purchased for the Amethyst day case unit at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.

A nebuliser is a drug delivery device used to support breathing.

The equipment has been purchased with charitable funds from The Health Tree Foundation (HTF) which is the official charity for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG)

A wish was made to HTF’s Circle of Wishes by Macmillan lung specialist nurse, Nicky Winterton, asking for the nebulisers for her patients.

The Circle of Wishes is the Health Tree Foundation’s unique way of matching the charitable intent of the community with the wishes of the Trust’s patients.

Wishes can be put forward by patients, visitors and staff. Wishes aim to go over and above, providing a better patient experience within the hospital.

Patients are regularly recommended nebulised medication by consultants at the hospital; this is needed for day to day use to support treatment. Nebulisers can be given to patients to keep at home for their treatment.

Macmillan lung specialist nurse Nicky Winterton said, “Without our own supply of nebulisers, patients would have to provide their own. They can be expensive for patients, and organising the finance of these can be distressing for patients.”

“Thank you for funding these for our patients, we really appreciate the support the Health Tree Foundation provides.” Nicky added.

Lauren Alexander, community champion for HTF, “The Health Tree Foundation supports patients in many ways across Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital. I am very proud to be a part of the fundraising team, enabling wishes to be fulfilled.”

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