HI I am oxygen dependant, use 4ltr via mask on concentrator and via Nasal Cannula using the Homecare provided Conserver Set Up, unfortunately despite being in the so called 21st Century, the system provided or rather the tubing from the Conserver to the oxygen tank and securing clip (juveniles clip secured via a breakdown hexagonal screw head) supplied by A Multi National Company Homecare is TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY "Unfit For Purpose" the securing jumbled clip and securing hexagonal screw head n tubing are constantly being forced off by the pressure build up as the Conserver gives a set amount of oxygen then stops n holds back the oxygen this is obviously puts pressure on the tubing and securing equipment connected to the oxygen tube and constantly leaks and blows off from the oxygen tank, both the tubing and the securing mechanism. This situation is completely unacceptable at best causes extreme stress to the user, yes you can bypass the Conserver and connect dire fly to the tank. Causes Several Major problems. The amount of oxygen in the tank may be insufficient to get you back to connect t too your Concentrator. You are extremely limited as too how far you can leave home and the amount of time you can stay out is also limited as you can NOT RELY ON THE TUBING AND SECURING MECHANISM as despite how tight the hexagonal screw top is used oxygen CONSTANTLY LEAKS FROM THE TANK, with the added problem of complete tubing and securing during mechanism failing. All this greatly limits a BASIC HUMAN RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT, as the Homecare Conserver system is unreliable and Not Fit For Purpose you are therefore either constantly reattaching tubing and securing system BUT also looking valuable oxygenated too leaking so have too physically check the level of oxygen in the tank as you mY ha e to cut your time out early to enable you too have enough oxygen supply to get back to your Concentrator, however as I have found usually there is insufficient oxygen left I the tank. Yes you co u of carry a spare full tank, but will encounter the exact same problem the only way around this is to yes carry a spare full tank to enables you to connect to directly in order that you may be able to return safely to your Concentrator. HOMECARE have NO LEGAL RIGHT TOO DICTATE HOW FAR I CAN GO AND FOR HOW LONG. THAT IS A HUMAN BASIC RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT that the Conserver equipment is "supposed too give us oxygen dependant customers" but in practice this is completely impossible.
What are Homecare doing about this "known problem" the same as other oxygen suppliers have done in my 15 years of using Ambulatory Oxygen, very little to actually resolve the problem too give a dependable systemic a excellent idea, the Conserver, which works as it should, however whom ever has decided to use the Not Fit For Purpose equipment connected thing too the oxygen tank, thinks that we should put up with the problem as in the past we put up with "make do and mend", Which they are doing by sending out engineers to replace the tubing and securing system, yet NOT RESOLVING THE PROBLEM, constantly dispatching engineers too me 3 over the last 5 weeks must surely be seen as a false economy, instead of sending engineers multiple times too try and resolve a problem with a system that is Not Fit For Purpose is completely useless and does not instill confidence in the equipment (that is Supposed too gives us more Independence and Freedom of Movement) or the Multi National Company. Today I called Homecare, yet again and advised them that the system is Not Fit For Purpose and they have NO LEGAL RIGHT TOO infringe one of e everyone's Basic Human Right of Freedom Of Movement and advised the agent who took my call that the "Company" had until Close of Business Thursday Evening the 15th of September too resolve this issue, that has been known about by them for some time. If they are unable I have been legally advised too put my concerns in writing and let the Disabled Legal Representatives look over the concerns and if NOT Satisfactorily Remedied we should take the matter before the European Court of Human Rights, as the "Company" are Illegally restricted a Human Beings Basic Right of Freedom of Movement wether we are disabled and either wholly dependant on Supplementary Oxygen or even an Occasional User NO ONE that's NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TOO DICTATE THE BASIC HUMAN RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT.