A KIND-HEARTED woman, her sisters and her family have raised more than £1,000 for a Droitwich nursing home to have an important piece of medical equipment.
Emma Parkins started the fund-raising drive in memory of her late father John Parkins who passed away in June.
Before he died John was diagnosed with neck cancer and was cared for by the Ravenstone Nursing Home before he died.
His condition deteriorated in his final weeks and he was placed on a CME T34TM Ambulatory Syringe Pump which administered pain relief to him without the interruption and discomfort of daily injections.
Emma said: “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.”
The pump costs £1,500 and, following their fund-raising which totalled £1,120, the company supplied the home with the pump.
John Carrington, CME Medical’s managing director, added: “Stories like Emma’s are so important to us at CME Medical – putting into context what we do every day.”
He added the company was sorry to hear about the passing of Emma’s father and hoped his final days were made as comfortable as possible.
“Emma’s fund-raising for the Ravenstone is inspirational.”
Maureen Dearden, Ravenstone Nursing Home’s head of admin, said: “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 fund-raising.”
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