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Celebrating ‘life changing’ work of respiratory department

respiratory teamThe respiratory department at Poole Hospital held an open evening last week showcasing the work it does to improve the lives of patients and to celebrate fundraising efforts of grateful patients.

Staff and patients attended the event that showcased the respiratory team’s work including; ventilatory support and sleep services, medical thoracoscopy and cancer services, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis services as well as COPD / Dairs and pulmonary function, all of which improve the lives of the respiratory patients in Poole and the surrounding areas.

Fundraising efforts from generous patients have enabled the team to buy facemasks that help the breathing of patients with sleep disordered breathing and who need home mechanical ventilator support.

Respiratory team with generous fundraisersOver £10,000 has been raised in the last two years for the respiratory department and includes donations from the Dorset Masonic Care group as well as appreciative patients Mr Cannon and Mr and Mrs Barlow.

Dr Crowther, who helped organise the event said: “The respiratory department is going from strength-to-strength with an ever expanding range of services provided. We are extremely grateful to all of the very generous donations we receive that enable us to continue to go forward with future plans and provide an excellent service to our patients.”

Mrs Barlow, a patient who received treatment with the team said: “The new ventilator that I use at home has given me my life back and I am so grateful to Dr Christopherson for enabling this to happen.”

Date: 29 October 2015

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