Press Releases | Katrina Bray
13 May 19
Oxygen monitor allows charity to care for sick youngsters in their own home
An oxygen monitor donated to Family Nursing & Home Care will allow its staff to provide care to sick children in their own home.
Ravenscroft has covered the full cost of the machine which will be used by the Community Children’s Nursing Team, part of FN&HC.
‘The CCNT provides nursing care in the home for children and young people aged 0-18 years. We care for children who have a variety of nursing needs including post-operative care, assistance with feeding and for children who have life limiting or life threatening conditions. Many of these children require monitoring of their heart rate and oxygen levels,’ said Michelle Cumming, operational lead for Child and Family Services.
‘The generous donation of the saturation monitor by Ravenscroft allows these children to be closely monitored at home and minimises the need for hospital attendance.’
The charity, which provides a comprehensive range of community nursing and home care services to islanders from birth to end of life, is funded through grants, including commissioned services by the States of Jersey, fundraising activities and events, membership subscriptions, donations and legacies.
‘As a progressive organisation, fundraising is essential to ensure vital specialist skills and equipment are available to support islanders as the population grows and develops. This oxygen monitor will be invaluable in the care we provide island youngsters,’ said Mrs Cumming.
Ravenscroft, which provides a range of investment services, has committed support to a number of charities and events in Jersey. It has sponsored Super League Triathlon for two years and last year’s Weekindergarden and will be supporting both events again this year.
‘Ravenscroft has been a significant supporter of charities, sport and voluntary organisations in Guernsey where we were founded more than a decade ago. Our Jersey business is growing all of the time and we want our commitment to the community to reflect that growth. This year alone, we have already announced our sponsorship of the Stroke Association’s two fundraising events, the Swimarathon and the British Cup surfing competition as well as our involvement in Durrell’s Go Wild Gorillas project,’ said Patrick McConnell from Ravenscroft.
‘Our community support is not just about large events but about finding charities, sports and voluntary organisations who do incredible work and who we know will use our donation for the benefit of others. Family Nursing & Home Care is a perfect example of that.’