July 9, 2017

Make a syringe driver bag for hospice

We have been asked to if we can help to make syringe driver carrying bags for hospice so that people in palliative care can be mobile and move around without loosing the benefits of the syringe driver. This is what we have to make:

It’s a simple bag and we need some making using fabrics that would be suitable for both men and women.

The bag is easy to make – its finished size is 21cm wife x 28cm high with a strap. If you would like to make one or two or three….you can download the instructions here

If you have any questions or need help, please contact Sue Ellis.

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What is a syringe driver?

Unless you or someone you know and love needs one you probably wouldn’t know. We didn’t!

In short a syringe driver is a device used in palliative care. It is a box that is attached to the patient by a needle, through which drugs can be administered giving a constant flow of pain relief. Without these devices patients have to wait for a nurse to attend to administer countless injections every time they are in pain.  This causes distress to the patient and their family. These devices can also help people remain at home instead of needing to go into hospital or a hospice in their final days as their pain can be successfully managed.

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