Grants Awarded 2013

Posted by Louise John on December 17, 2013

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At the recent Trustees Meeting, the Trustees were pleased to approve the following Grants:

A Grant to the Head and Neck Clinical Nurse Specialist Team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to produce Oral Care packs for patients going through chemotherapy, radiotherapy or both for treatment for Head and Neck Cancers.  The patients will benefit as it will help them be involved in their own care.  The packs will include Pen Torches so the patient can check their mouths for any changes during treatment, there will also be soft toothbrushes as treatment makes the mouth very sore.  Leaflets on the specific drug treatments will also be provided.

A Grant for the Speech and Language Department of City Hospital, Birmingham to purchase 5 electro-larynxes for use by patients who have had their voice box removed during surgery.  This will greatly improve the quality of life for patients.

A Grant for the Hearing Centre at the Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic at Heartlands Hospital to purchase a OAE/Tympanometer test suite.  This allows a quick patient friendly assessment of children’s hearing and it particularly useful  for young children and those with special needs for who a subjective assessment is very difficult.

For more information on these and other Grants please call the office on 0121 371 5046.