ETI Donates 200 Infrared Forehead Thermometers to Cancer Patients
Electronic Temperature Instruments (ETI) has donated 100 infrared forehead thermometers to both Worthing Hospital’s Cancer Services Department and the Sussex Cancer Centre. Chemotherapy patients frequently take their temperature and often don’t have access to high-quality thermometers. ETI’s donation will help to alleviate this burden for patients across both hospitals.
Cancer patients are asked to obtain their own thermometers due to their frequency of use where it is required to monitor cancer and any treatment side-effects. Temperature monitoring is vital to identify neutropenic sepsis in cancer patients, which can be deadly if left untreated. ETI’s donation of state-of-the-art infrared thermometers allows access to this crucial monitoring equipment to the patients who need it most, or who may not be able to afford one.
Faye Donnachie, nurse manager at Sussex Cancer Centre’s Chemotherapy ward comments, “We are grateful to ETI for the amazing gift of 100 forehead thermometers. Thermometers are a vital piece of equipment that we rely on when treating our patients. During our information sessions, we advise patients to obtain a thermometer because we ask that they check their temperature if they are feeling unwell. We will also be using them in all our areas; Sussex Cancer Centre chemo unit, Princess Royal Hospital chemo unit, and Sussex Cancer Centre outpatients.”
Grace Brunt, medical day case unit manager at Worthing Hospital’s Cancer Services Department adds “We have patients that cannot afford or are unable to get hold of thermometers that would really benefit from this donation. It is vital for our patient group to have a working thermometer to indicate possible neutropenic sepsis. This donation will help keep those patients safe while having chemotherapy.”
Jason Webb, managing director at ETI comments “It is a pleasure to support both Worthing Hospital’s Cancer Services Department and the Sussex Cancer Fund raise awareness of the incredible job they do. Cancer is something that has sadly touched many of our lives, and the staff at ETI were pleased to team up with both organizations to help local people living with cancer during their treatment plan.”
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