UHI Shetland - Open the door to your future
Sunday 23 June 2024
 11.4°C   WSW Moderate Breeze
Ocean Kinetics - The Engineering Experts

Community / Development council donates equipment for end of life care in Yell

NYDC directors Kevin Tulloch, Dot Redshaw and chairperson Mark Lawson with community nurses Julie Smithies and Lynn Thornton.

A LOCAL development council recently donated a large quantity of resources and equipment to support end of life care in Yell.

The donation from North Yell Development Council (NYDC) includes two air flow ripple mattresses, two riser/recliner chairs, six sets of state-of-the-art Wendy Lett sliding sheets and a large wheelchair, as well as other smaller items including drinking supplies and a variety of continence products.

These can be provided to Yell residents to support their quality of life and enable them to be cared for at home for longer.

NYDC chairperson Mark Lawson said: ‘‘North Yell Development Council are delighted to support our fantastic community nurses in the great work they do.

“We hope that the equipment we have been able to provide will go some way to helping those in our community in need of their assistance.”

Julie Smithies from the community nursing team said: “We would like to express our gratitude for the donation of equipment that will enable us to provide immediate solutions to patients approaching end of life and with other acute illness that require nursing at home.

“The provision of airflow mattresses, slide sheets, recliner chairs and other aids to promote and maintain clients’ independence will be invaluable at enabling patients to stay at home surrounded by the people who they love.”

Become a supporter of Shetland News

Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.

Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.

Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has  over 600 supporters  who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.

Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -

  • Bring you the headlines as they happen;
  • Stay editorially independent;
  • Give a voice to the community;
  • Grow site traffic further;
  • Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.

If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.

 

Newsletters

Subscribe to a selection of different newsletters from Shetland News, varying from breaking news delivered on the minute, to a weekly round-up of the opinion posts. All delivered straight to your inbox.

Daily Briefing Newsletter Weekly Highlights Newsletter Opinion Newsletter Life in Shetland Newsletter

JavaScript Required

We're sorry, but Shetland News isn't fully functional without JavaScript enabled.
Head over to the help page for instructions on how to enable JavaScript on your browser.

Your Privacy

We use cookies on our site to improve your experience.
By using our service, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.

Browser is out-of-date

Shetland News isn't fully functional with this version of .
Head over to the help page for instructions on updating your browser for more security, improved speed and the best overall experience on this site.

Interested in Notifications?

Get notifications from Shetland News for important and breaking news.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

Become a supporter of Shetland News

We're committed to ensuring everyone has equitable access to impartial, open and quality local journalism that benefits all residents.

By supporting Shetland News, you play a vital role in ensuring we remain a pivotal resource in supporting the community.

Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.