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Relief for respiratory patients
Auckland City Hospital’s Respiratory Department is feeling the love, following the Hunter family’s further donation for patients with respiratory problems.
Having previously funded equipment to monitor patients’ breathing, the Hunter family wanted to continue their support for the respiratory department.
This latest $30,000 gift will enable the purchase of three cough assist devices, which help patients with motor neurone disease (MND) and Duchenne muscular dystrophy who find it difficult to cough and are unable to clear lung secretions and recurrent infections.
Ian and Debra Hunter, owners of the Auckland-based education company Writer’s Toolbox, say: “We were happy to support the respiratory department again. The team does a remarkable job for people living with respiratory problems. Anything we can do as a community to make these conditions less painful and less frightening for patients and their families is a good thing.”
Auckland City Hospital Charge Nurse for Respiratory Service Sinu Mohan says the cough assist devices will make a huge positive impact for patients.
“These devices will help more patients manage their cough secretions at home, which may mean fewer trips to the hospital, increased comfort and better quality of life for people battling these debilitating illnesses,” says Sinu.
Our Director Candy Schroder says, “Matching a donor’s wishes with a hospital department’s needs is always so rewarding for everyone involved. Donors like the Hunter family make a tangible difference within their chosen ward, helping hospital staff and patients in a direct, meaningful way.”
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