This is an urgent fundraising appeal to replace syringe pumps at Rowcroft hospice. We are asking for your support to help raise money to purchase 16 new syringe pumps at a cost of £1,100 each.
Eight years ago, we ran a fundraising appeal to fund the cost of 18 new syringe pumps as we needed to switch from mechanical drivers to digital drivers, improving patient safety and ensuring accuracy. These syringe pumps have been in constant use since, in our Inpatient Unit (IPU) and in people’s homes across South Devon. Eight years on, all of the pumps have through use suffered some degree of wear and tear and now need replacing. The total cost of each syringe drivers is £1100 which includes the pump, casing, battery and bag.
Inpatient Unit Manager Sister Sue Harvey explains why we need you urgent help.
Rowcroft currently cares for over 2000 patients in south Devon each year and three out of four patients receive care in their home. The hospice receives a grant from the NHS, but the majority of its costs, over 70%, are funded by the local community through donations and legacies.
Director of Patient Care, Dr Gill Horne explains why we need your support so urgently; “To have to find £17,600 to fund the replacement of all 16 syringe pumps is an enormous challenge. Since the hospice faced a funding crisis two years ago, we have successfully secured our finances but face the continued challenge on raising much needed funds. We are asking the local community if they can help us find the £17,600 needed to fund this equipment by donating whatever they can. We are confident that once replaced, the syringe pumps will again see us through the next seven or eight years, enabling us to care and support many thousands of patients during that time.”
To support the hospice’s appeal you can make a donation online by clicking the link below.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.