Bunbury Cricket Club held a Charity Cricket Match to raise funds for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity to help fund a Nautilus Machine.
The Nautilus Machine is the new state of the art piece of equipment which affords greater comfort to Chemotherapy patients.
Many patients have problems with required frequent access to their veins, which can affect their quality of life. Having a PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) line inserted means that access is only needed once.
However this can be daunting for patients and it can be an uncomfortable experience. One of the problems is that the line can easily be misplaced, then unfortunately the process has to be repeated.
The Nautilus machine prevents this my tracing the line electronically with ECG technology. Investment in the machines is cost effective as it negates the need for x-rays after the insertion of the line.
The cost of a Nautilus Machine is £7,800.
We presented a cheque for £500, through St. James’s Place Foundation, to Maureen Ellison who is the Trusts and Major Donor Manager at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.