Medical equipment used to help control the symptoms of terminally-ill patients has been donated to Epsom Hospital.
The Friends of Epsom and West Park Hospitals raised £22,000 to supply the hospital with 22 syringe drivers - devices that continuously administer painkillers or medication that suppresses nausea and vomiting and other symptoms.
The drivers are used by palliative care staff to help improve symptom control for terminally-ill patients, and people coming to the end of life can be transferred home, if they choose to, with a syringe driver.
Dr Martine Meyer, the trust’s lead clinician for palliative care, said: "The equipment is a welcome boost to the trust and will ensure we can continue to offer patients at the end of life the care they need at a very difficult time."
Chairman of the friends, Dr Geoffrey Robb, added: "We recognise the help and support that our palliative care team provide for seriously ill patients in Epsom Hospital, and were only too happy to help provide this equipment."
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