Asthma sufferers on the Fylde coast are set to benefit from the generous donation of a Lytham-based charity.
The Queendeans Association has handed over 12 nebulisers, valued at £1,050, for local chronic asthma patients after raising money to help local patients.
Nebulisers are used by people who have severe asthma symptoms or other lung diseases, to help open up the airways or deal with an attack that comes on very quickly.
The nebulisers were received by Julie Chapman, clinical service manager of the Respiratory Unit at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She said they would make a huge difference to the quality of life of those patients who receive them.
She added: “A nebuliser is a vital piece of equipment for a chronic asthma sufferer, or someone with respiratory problems, as they greatly improve their condition and we are delighted to receive these new ones from the Queendeans Association.
“They make a huge difference to the patient’s quality of life because they mean the patient can provide their own care and doesn’t have to keep coming back to hospital for repeat visits.
“They are a piece of equipment that we always need. They will help around 20 patients before they will need to be replaced in around five years’ time. and we are really grateful to the Queendeans for thinking of us.’’
Peter Anthony, chairman of the Queendeans, said the group was delighted to support the hospital in such a way.
He said: “We at the Queendeans were so happy once again to provide another batch of nebulisers for the hospital.
“They help multitudes of people across Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde which fulfils our criteria as a charitable organisation.”
If you would like to know more about the Queendeans Association, you can write to Paul Lomax, secretary of the Queendeans Association, at 46c Clifton Street, Lytham, FY8 5EW.