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Urgent! Are you handy with a needle and thread? Sobell House, a wonderful palliative care hospice in Oxford, needs Syringe Driver bags that can be made at home!

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'Syringe driver bags' are fabric pouches with a strap, about 20cm wide and 28 cm long that can be worn comfortably. Take a look at this YouTube tutorial.

'Syringe drivers' are syringe pumps used to manage symptoms such as pain, nausea and vomiting, seizures, agitation and respiratory secretions. They continuously deliver medicines under the skin, to help manage symptoms in a comfortable way.

Bags need to be made in fabric that can be machine washed for hygiene purposes. Knitted and crochet bags would also be fab provided they can be machine washed.

Bags can be sent to Sobell House, Voluntary Services Department, Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Oxford, OX3 7LE