My mum who has copd is on home oxygen and all the usual medication including nebulizer 4 times a day sometimes up to 6 times when needed the nebulizer was on loan from the hospital but today we received a call saying we have had it ttoo long and there are people waiting for it, my mum was rather upset as we don't know if we can afford to buy one.who can i get intouch with to find out if they have a right to take it of her when she depends on it? any advice please?
Are nebulizers given from the hospital? - British Lung Foun...
Hospitals and GP practices are not obliged to loan out nebulisers, it is discretionary. They are not available on the NHS, some are lucky to have them on long term loan, but loan it is, and they can be called back in anytime. Nebulisers are not as expensive as they once were, and if you do your research some good deals can be found online. Amazon UK sell nebulisers, with a useful feedback system provided by previous customers. Evergreen is another nebuliser supplier who supply a range of nebulisers ranging from low to higher in price depending on what you purchase.
Word of caution buying seconhand can lead to sharing germs and they are sent deep into the lungs when the neb is doing the work intended.