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Cancer trust donates special equipment

Staff from the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department at York Hospital were delighted to receive a much needed donation of special equipment to help patients who have suffered from cancers of the head and neck.

Six new nebulisers, a medical aid that helps patients to keep passageways clear following surgery and radiotherapy, were presented by Wendy Thompson, trustee of the Cancer Laryngectomee Trust to Andrew Coatesworth, ENT Consultant from York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Andrew said: "The nebuliser is such a useful piece of equipment and very hard to get hold of so we are really grateful for this donation. This means patients can borrow them and use them at home, which will make a huge difference to patients while they are recovering."

The Cancer Laryngectomee Trust is a national charity founded by Wendy's father Sydney Norgate in 1985 and continues under the watchful eye of three of his daughters who are all trustees.

Wendy said: "We are always delighted to be able to allocate funds for equipment that can directly help patients who have undergone such a traumatic experience. Apart from the obvious fears and trauma involved in contracting cancer and undergoing major surgery, people who have had a laryngectomy face many misunderstandings and hardships. We try to provide support and information wherever possible."

21 April 2013

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