£50,000 boost for palliative care team at Epsom and St Helier hospitals
Terminally-ill patients at Epsom and St Helier hospitals have received a charitable boost for their care.
The Friends of Epsom and West Park and St Helier and Sutton League of Friends have donated £50,000 worth of syringe drivers, which are regularly used by the palliative care teams to help manage symptoms.
A syringe driver or syringe pump is a small infusion pump used to gradually administer small amounts of fluid to a patient.
Dr Martine Meyer, the Trust’s lead doctor for palliative care, said: "On behalf of the palliative care team and all of our patients, I would like to thank both our leagues of friends for all of their hard work and kindness.
"This donation will help us to make sure that all of our patients with advanced disease, such as cancer, heart disease, kidney failure, and multiple sclerosis, receive the very best of care."