Since 1984, with financial assistance from the public such as yourselves, we have been able to assist many who suffer or know those who suffer from a variety of respiratory conditions. Placing medical equipment such as nebulisers into Health Centres and Surgeries is an ideal way of offering instant help to the wider local community. It may be that something is needed for just a short while rather than a more permanent nature. For example, perhaps the trigger – a temporary rise in air pollution, pollen levels, or whatever – causes the patient to require a greater means of medication delivery than their normal ‘puffer’, then a 10 15minute visit to the surgery can help alleviate these spikes in a patient’s condition. It can also be a patient’s first step of getting more permanent help from us, loaning the surgery nebuliser until their own can be delivered from us.
It is important for us to encourage local support, giving direct help to the local source and it is refreshing for our patients, surgeries, healthcare professionals, their families and carers to know that they are directly benefiting from those within their own community.