Charity campaigner gives presentation at March Rotary Club
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A charity campaigner who raises awareness on the need to supply pain relieving syringes on the NHS gave a presentation at March Rotary Club.
Louise Nicholls, from NPNGUK (No Gain No Pain), explained how the charity had been set up following the death of her father, who in his final days had benefitted from a syringe driver.
However, they are difficult to get hold of because there were so few usable drivers within the NHS.
Since then, the fundraising work of the charity has increased the number available from 19 to 61.
A syringe driver is a device used in palliative care and is a box that is attached to the patient by a needle, through which drugs can be administered giving a constant flow of pain relief.
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Without these devices patients have to wait for a nurse to attend to administer countless injections every time they are in pain.
Each driver costs more than £1000.
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After being thanked for her presentation, Louise was presented with a donation of £50 by senior vice president Rtn. George Russell.
The talk took place on July 9.