Strathcarron Hospice has been gifted two vital syringe pumps for patients by Stirling firm Merck.

 

The team at Merck Stirling has been fundraising for the Hospice since 2020 with their achievements winning them an internal award of 2000 Euros from the international head office.

 

The donation covered the cost of two syringe pumps used to help patients receive their medication in a measured and continuous way meaning their symptom relief is continuous as opposed to short bursts of relief per dose.

 

Claire Kennedy, Corporate Fundraiser with Strathcarron, said: “We would like to thank Merck and their staff for this generous donation.

 

"Many of our patients are looked after in their final weeks and days enabling them to make the most of the time that they have left. With our support they can manage their pain and symptoms. These vital pumps will help us treat patients who require multiple drugs simultaneously easing pain and stress.”

 

Merck’s Employee Activity Group get staff to vote annually for a chosen charity to support with Strathcarron Hospice being the beneficiary for the last few years. Staff have been hugely active in their fundraising efforts including taking part in the Kltwalk, zip slides, marathons, climbing Ben Nevis, race nights, bake sales, holding regular raffles and donating the profits from their tuck shop to name just a few!

 

Roslyn Cameron, Merck Director, Operations and Stirling Site Manager, said “We are delighted to have been able to help Strathcarron Hospice with this donation from Merck UK. Many of our staff have had friends or family who have used the services of the Hospice so it is a charity close to our hearts.

 

We are proud to say our fundraising target is being increased and achieved year on year for the Hospice and we are able to support staff and patients in this way.

 

There is a huge amount of benefits to taking part in community fundraising – it is great for staff engagement, raising moral, team work and there is immense satisfaction from the team. We feel proud to be helping a cause which is so deserving.”

 

 

In 2022-23 the Hospice provided care for 323 patients in our 24 patient bedded unit, supported 357 Hospice at Home patients including 3286 visits, carried out 6435 Community Nurse Specialists visits to 1109 new patients and made 8142 clinical calls.

The Hospice has to raise £16,637 daily to provide the specialist end of life care and services to individuals and their families across its communities.

If you or the organisation you  work for are interested in fundraising for the Hospice please visit Fundraising involvement | Strathcarron Hospice

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