PULSE OXIMETER DELIVERY PROGRAMME
On behalf of Sirona care & health we are mobilising a network of volunteers to
deliver pulse oximeters to patients at home across Bristol, North Somerset and
South Gloucestershire. Our response is part of a national scheme expected to
run until March 2021, depending on demand.
Patients are referred by their GP and use the pulse oximeter to monitor their blood
oxygen levels over a 2 week period. The aim is to detect early deterioration and
hopefully avoid a hospital or ITU admission due to Covid.
The volunteer receives the call, picks up a small pulse oximeter device and delivers
it to the patient’s home - no patient contact is required. Delivery is time critical, the
volunteer needs to deliver the device within 12 hours.
We’re running a rota 7 days a week from 8am-8pm and volunteers sign up in 3 hour slots:
• 8am – 11am
• 11am - 2pm
• 2pm - 5pm
• 5pm - 8pm
The volunteer may not get a call in their slot but commit to being on standby. Volunteers will determine the area/locality that they can deliver to and they will be able to collect the pulse oximeters from a hub within that area. Volunteers confirm at the time of call whether they can do the delivery.
Sirona will re-imburse all reasonable expenses e.g. mileage costs/phone calls. DBS checks are required, Sirona will cover this cost if volunteers don’t already have one.
CAN YOU HELP?
If you have some time available to help with this programme, then please email Bernie Micklewright a contact telephone/mobile number at: and she will get back in touch with you
She will need the following information from you:
What area/s you can cover if you are unable to do a whole locality.
Contact number for deliveries
Alternative number (if applicable)
Emergency Contact number
Key features (not essential but height, hair colour etc.)