I have been on home oxygen 24/7 for a few weeks now which has helped enormously. For mobility I have portable cylinders. At the flow rate required each cylinder lasts about an hour. So a day out is no longer possible. I have seen on the market portable oxygen concentrators that will cost £3500 or to rent £195 PCM. One particular fantastic machine provides up to 7 hours of oxygen from a single battery charge. It can be charged in the car and can be used on flights.
I ask,surely would it not be cheaper for the health service to provide a portable concentrator rather than the 7/9 cylinders I need each week, together with the man with the van and all the cost that entails over the course of a year?