Droitwich resident, Emma Parkins, is raising funds for a local nursing home in order for them to be able to buy a portable infusion pump (CME Medical T34TM Ambulatory Syringe Pump) in memory of her late father John Parkins.
Emma, her sisters and her family were inspired to raise a total of £1,500 after Ravenstone Nursing Home cared for her father before he sadly passed away in June.
Emma’s father John was diagnosed with neck cancer, and when his condition deteriorated in the last weeks of his life he was looked after at Ravenstone Nursing Home. He was placed on the T34TM Pump in his last days in order to administrate pain relief without the interruption and discomfort of daily injections. Emma recalls that as soon as her father was placed on the pump she knew that he felt more comfortable.
Emma comments: “The staff at Ravenstone Nursing Home made my dad feel so comfortable as his condition deteriorated and a large part of this was due to the T34TM Pump. Once he was put on to the pump I could see an immediate change in him, he was more settled and his breathing became more regulated – I could tell he was more comfortable. If having the pump available means that another patient can have the comfort I witnessed my dad have, even if for a short amount of time, I know it will make so much of a difference. I want to thank CME Medical for designing and making the T34TM Pump. You can’t put a price on the comfort my Dad had.”
John Carrington, Managing Director at CME Medical comments: “Stories like Emma’s are so important to us at CME Medical; putting into context what we do every day. We are focused on meeting the needs of patients and customers by bringing real tangible benefits. We are very sorry to hear about the passing of Emma’s father, we hope his final days were made as comfortable as possible, which in turn gave the family the reassurance that their father was well cared for by the staff at the home. Emma’s fundraising for the Ravenstone is inspirational. We hope that more people get behind her and donate to help reach the fundraising target.”
So far, Emma and her sisters Deborah Storey and Sarah O’Hara have managed to raise £1,120. With a number of additional fundraising activities in the pipeline, Emma and her sisters are not far off their £1,500 target, saying that if they exceed the amount they will aim to buy two T34TM Pumps for the nursing home.
Maureen Dearden Head of Admin and Finance at Ravenstone Nursing Home comments: “We are so delighted and honoured that Emma has chosen to raise funds in order for us to have our own T34TM Syringe Pump. Every day we see the difference that medical devices and pumps can have on our patients. On behalf of all the staff at Ravenstone, I would like to say a huge thank you to Emma and her family for the effort they have put in for their fundraising.”
To make a donation to support Emma, please send to Perfections Hair Studio, The Courtyard, Mitre House, 27 The Strand, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 8AB. Please make cheques out to Ravenstone Nursing Home.
The T34TM Pump, which has been widely adopted around the UK, is a lightweight and compact syringe pump, meeting all of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)1 requirements for safer Ambulatory Syringe Drivers. The pump offers a range of features designed to maximise safe and simple administration of medication.