My mum has sadly been diagnosed with cancer recently and has a syringe driver fitted to keep on top of her pain relief and anti-sickness meds. This involves having a small tube plugged into your body and then connected to a large plastic case which contains the syringe. It is quite big and clunky so I quickly made up an across the body bag for her so she can be hands free, I made it as light as possible with some poppers to fasten it. Her nurse thinks this is a great idea and would like more of them for her patients.
I would like to welcome anyone that has a spare moment to join me in making these bags to donate to your local hospital or send over to me so I can give them to the nurse that expressed an interest in them.
It could also be a great scrap buster to use up those leftovers! Any donations would be greatly appreciated.
If you would like to make a bag for patients with syringe drivers fitted here are the details:
The Driver measures: 27cm x 12cm x 5cm
- Use lightweight fabrics that are strong but not too bulky (I used fleece for the bag and a cotton strap)
- Please ensure it is washable
- Ensure the strap is adjustable so it is the most comfortable for the patient, suggest a slider or poppers at regular intervals.
- Consider making for Men, Women and Children
- Add a fastening for the bag such as poppers or zip but allow a gap for the tube to come out of the bag
Idea: Make it out of your fabric scraps, small pieces could make up a patchwork style bag
Many Thanks in advance and let’s make having a syringe driver a little easier for patients.
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If you are a patient that would like a bag for your syringe driver or know someone that needs one please get in touch, I am happy to make them and hopefully make it a little easier to have a syringe driver fitted.