Bumper air force donation to hospice

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MEDICAL equipment to ensure patients facing the end of their lives are not in pain has been paid for by the RAF Benevolent Fund.

The charity has handed over £25,000 to the Tring-based Iain Rennie Hospice at Home.

Almost £20,000 has been spent directly on patient care including syringe drivers that provide constant pain relief to ensure patients are comfortable in their final days.

Hospice director of nursing Sue Varvel said: “We are so grateful to the RAF Benevolent Fund for this incredibly generous donation.”

The cash will also be spent on nurse training and the maintenance of medical equipment.

Last year the RAF Benevolent Fund gave a similar donation to the cause and is a long term supporter of the hospice service.

It supports the charity because many of the patients that hospice nurses see have connections to the air force.