Marsham Court Hotel donate Blood Pressure machine to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Jun 19, 2023

Marsham Court Hotel donate Blood Pressure machine to Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

The management team at Marsham Court Hotel have donated a much-needed Blood Pressure machine to their local hospice, Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.

Visiting the hospice, MD Rosie Radwell said, “It is a real pleasure to continue with our ongoing support to Lewis-Manning. We are keen supporters of the charity and it’s very satisfying to know just what a difference the new BP equipment will make to the hospice and the patients and families that it supports with life-limiting across Poole, East Dorset & Purbeck.”

Clinical Team Manager Debbie Talllick-Wyatt advised, “Many of our patients due to their diagnosis are high risk of falls and it is vital we obtain baseline observations on our very first patient assessment, so we have a comparison when our patients mobility deteriorates, as well as the clinical team our Occupational Therapist monitors our patients’ blood pressure as she assesses and sets vital goals for all our patients to ensure their safety at all times and identify any changes in medications or treatment plans .

“It is also used by our Lymphedema specialist nurses in their clinics and also of huge benefit to our breathlessness specialist who needs to monitor her patients’ oxygen levels.

“Having this wonderful machine to measure blood pressure and oxygen saturations will mean that any change in their condition can be picked up quickly and monitored regularly and acted on in a timely manner to ensure any changes to their individual care plan and treatments can be implemented immediately and will also enable us to report back to GPs and specialist nurses.

“Marsham Court’s kind donation is invaluable when improving the services across the board and will make such a difference. Thank you so very much from us all at Lewis Manning Hospice Care.”

About Lewis-Manning Hospice Care

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care is a charity providing extraordinary care to patients and their loved ones facing a life-limiting illness across East Dorset & Purbeck. We offer a range of free hospice care services aimed at helping people to live well through their illness, closer to home. These include:

– Day hospices, virtual and in person

– Creative arts & wellbeing support

– Lymphoedema clinic

– Breathlessness clinic

– Bereavement & family support

– Complementary therapy

– Hospice at home

Every year we support around 600 local people and we develop new services, based on patient need and identified gaps in the area. This year we need your help to raise £3.4m to continue providing our important services in your community. Without these funds we could not exist.

Our important work increases people’s physical and social well-being, reduces isolation and loneliness, supports people to stay in their homes longer, and alleviates the huge pressures on family and carers.