In the hustle and bustle of our busy streets of the towns and cities in which we live, asthma and other respiratory related conditions are increasing year on year. Many of us either suffer or know someone who suffers. For them, it`s not a question of how they got the problem but how they are going to live with it. For most, inhalers or other treatments are sufficient. Others, however, are less fortunate and their condition completely rules their life, some to the extent that they become completely housebound.
Nebulisers, which convert medicines to a fine mist so it is easily absorbed by the lungs, are required in these severe cases. The sticky mucus that congests the lungs must be dispersed otherwise the patient may suffocate.
These nebulisers are thought, by many, to be freely available on the NHS. The reality is in most cases they are not, and where they are available the patient must travel to and from their Surgery for treatment. Constant trips to the Surgery or Hospital can be both tiring, and expensive should the patient need transport.
Having their own nebuliser in the home that relieve symptoms enabling the patient to breathe easier, in return allows the patient a ‘more normal’ lifestyle, giving them the ability to participate in everyday things such as education, sports, work and a ‘near normal’ social life not to forget a little bit of freedom. It also goes some way to prevent cross infection which could ultimately worsen their condition.
From 1995, NARA has provided nebulisers and other medical equipment required by patients suffering severe respiratory conditions, such as asthma, COPD and emphysema, including any other medical condition which in turn affects the patient`s ability to breathe i.e. cancer, heart conditions, and muscular dystrophy to name but a few. Whilst the equipment loaned is the tangible support, the intangible help comes via our 24hr helpline, Community Care Programme, and palliative care. This care is available where patients, their family or carer can receive advice and support or assistance should the equipment become defective in any way. We are there to help. Any equipment loaned will be with the strict written approval and consent of the patients` GP.
To get in touch with our medical team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone our office – 01604 494960.