PATIENTS across Teesside and North Yorkshire are being asked to return any CPAP machines that they no longer need or use.
CPAP machines are used to help treat sleep apnoea, a condition where your breathing stops and starts while you sleep. The most common type is called obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). A CPAP machine gently pumps air into a mask you wear over your mouth or nose while you sleep.
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes The James Cook University Hospital, Friarage Hospital and community wards in Redcar, Brotton and Richmond, is holding a month-long amnesty from Monday 1 November until Tuesday 30 November when any unused CPAP machines will be gratefully received back with ‘no questions asked’.
The amnesty will be totally anonymous and all returned items will be repurposed safely by the trust’s CPAP team before being reallocated.
During this amnesty patients can leave items at:
- South Entrance at The James Cook University Hospital
If you are not using your CPAP machine because you need some extra help, please call 01642 282533 to speak to the CPAP team.