Funded Item | Brenda and Zoe trying out a Vest
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited genetic disease that affects over 10,000 people in the UK. A thick, sticky mucus accumulates in the lungs, pancreas, intestines and other organs causing a wide range of challenging symptoms. The Wolfson CF Centre is the regional adult centre based at City Hospital, Nottingham and DTD Charity was able to help with funding for two High Frequency Chest Wall Oscilliation Vests. A vest is usually worn for 20-30 minutes for up to 3-4 times a day and can be a useful alternative for some people who are not able spend hours a day doing physiotherapy and taking nebulised treatments to alleviate symptoms and minimize lung infections.