We were so pleased with the response to our call out for syringe driver bags! We received many bags from our super stitching supporters, and the bags have now all been distributed across our inpatient and hospital teams. Just take a look at some of the fabulous bags created by one of our supporters, Siggi (pictured). We love the range of patterns, there’s something to suit everyone!

Syringe drivers are used by many of our patients to manage symptoms like pain and nausea. They’re really important because they allow people to maintain their quality of life, with an element of independence. However, some patients can find it challenging to find a way to carry their syringe drivers around. This is where syringe driver bags come in handy. They’re discreet bags that can be slipped over the shoulder, allowing the person to carry on with their everyday life.

We would love to continue to provide bags to our patients – can you help us out? The bags themselves are fairly straightforward to make, so this is an ideal project for a budding sewing fan to get started with. There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube if you’re wondering how to get started! Just remember that the strap must be long enough to go over the shoulder, and the material you use must be OK for machine washing.

If you would like to help us out, please send your homemade syringe driver bags for our patients by post: FAO June Ralton, Sobell House Hospice, Churchill Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LJ. Thank you so much.