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Rise and Recline Chairs

Type: Wishlist

We would like some pressure relief rise and recline chairs for use in the patient rooms and the Day Hospice. For the comfort of our patients we...

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Syringe Drivers

Type: Wishlist

The nurses on our Adult In-Patient Unit are in need of some syringe drivers, to provide effective symptom management to patients and enhance their quality of life.


Specifically, we are in need of three McKinley T34 syringe drivers. These are small portable battery operated infusion devices for administering medication to our patients here at the Hospice.

A syringe driver helps reduce symptoms by delivering a steady flow of medication which is gently injected continuously under the skin. Syringe drivers are used to control difficult symptoms when medication is unable to be taken by mouth. The effective use of syringe drivers can enhance the quality of life, maintain comfort and ensure symptoms are well controlled. Mobility and independence can be maintained as the device is lightweight and can be carried in a bag or under/over clothes.

These pieces of equipment are incredibly useful to our Care Team, by helping to promote effective symptom management for patients who are unable to swallow medication. The continuous dose of medication is used to treat symptoms such as pain, vomiting and agitation. We need to purchase additional syringe drivers to be able to effectively meet the complex needs of the patients we are caring for.

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Coin Counter and Sorter

Type: Wishlist

Rather than having a king in our counting house, we would like to have one of these to give us a hand...


We love all the support we receive from our community, be it through a Home Money Box, collection box down your local shop or even Mr Graham's giant whiskey bottle filled with coppers! But even our dedicated volunteers who count the cash need a little help - that's where a machine such as this one comes in.

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Connecting with the local community is important for local hospice

07 Oct 2015 Type: Article

During October Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice will be celebrating Hospice Care Week by promoting the range of ways the hospice connects with...

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Connecting with patients and carers is at the heart of a local hospice

08 Oct 2015 Type: Article

During October Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice will be celebrating Hospice Care week by promoting the range of ways the children’s hospice connects...

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Mayor and Mayoress of Carlisle visit local hospice

15 Oct 2015 Type: Article

The Mayor and Mayoress of Carlisle, Steve and Maureen Layden, have visited a local hospice to see the care and support provided to local adults and...

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Hospice fundraisers prepare for muddy challenge

16 Oct 2015 Type: Article

‘The Mangle’, the ‘Tunnel of Mud’ Triple by pass’, this weekend a team of fundraisers from Penrith Building Society will take on the ultimate test of...

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Pom Pom World Record Attempt

01 Nov 2015 Type: Article

To celebrate our 25th Anniversary we would like to invite you all to PomBomb for Eden Valley Hospice. ...

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Volunteering and gifts for local hospice

03 Nov 2015 Type: Article

During October a group of volunteers from Oakwood Merchandising maintained the hospice grounds and donated a range of gifts to a Carlisle based charity. ...

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Wild running challenge for hospice fundraiser

06 Nov 2015 Type: Article

This weekend a fundraiser will tackle a 10km off-road running challenge through woods, lakes and fields to help the care, support and activities provided by a...

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Pompom challenge for hospice anniversary celebrations

10 Nov 2015 Type: Article

A local hospice is set to cover Carlisle with a blast of pompoms as they attempt to break a world record during their 25th Anniversary celebrations. ...

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