A community nursing team that cares for patients in south Worcestershire have received donation of a vein finder.

The Tracy Sollis Leaukaemia Trust made the donation to the team, which provides care for patients across Evesham, Broadway, Bredon and Inberrow.

The team brings together professionals from district nurses, therapists, GPs, and social care staff to provide healthcare in the comfort of patients' homes.



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Their focus is on delivering a more proactive and robust response to healthcare needs to minimise unnecessary hospital admissions and subsequent GP appointments.

The vein finder is an advanced appliance that utilises infrared technology to map out veins concealed under the skin on a digital console, aiding clinicians whilst drawing blood or implanting an intravenous cannular.

Sarah Blizzard, district nurse on the team said: "The team have found the vein finder very beneficial.

"We often encounter people who, for various reasons, are difficult to take blood from.

"The vein finder has reduced stress and discomfort for our patients.

"Thank you very much to The Tracy Sollis Leukaemia Trust for supplying the EBBI Neighbourhood Team with this equipment."

The Trust, an independent charity, is aimed at promoting and supporting measures to decrease sickness, suffering, and distress.

It was established in memory of 15-year-old Tracy Sollis, who lost her fight with leukaemia in 1995.

Based in Evesham, the charity has pledged to supply vein finders to as many hospitals as possible.

Sue Sollis, Trust founding member and Tracy's mother, said: "We are delighted to be able to donate a second vein finder to Evesham Community Hospital and are pleased to hear the difference it is making to staff and patients.

"We would like to encourage other community hospitals to get in touch if they are interested in a vein finder donation".