Seizure Monitor Fund

As anyone who cares for a child or adult with Dravet Syndrome knows, seizure monitoring can save lives. Unfortunately, the most effective monitors are expensive. We have been running our Seizure Monitor Fund since 2009 to provide access to monitors for all families who need them. 

Families can apply to us for their choice of one of the following monitoring systems: Nightwatch Monitor, Pulse Oximeter Machine, Panorama Digital Video Baby Monitor or MedPage Epileptic Seizure Monitor.  Families also have the option to apply for a Fingertip Pulse Oximeter. This is not an alarm, but is useful for monitoring sats (oxygen saturation levels in the blood) during a seizure and when out and about.

Find out more about our monitors

Selecting a monitoring system that is right for you and your family is a very personal choice - what works for some families may not work for others. Click on the images below to find out more about the monitoring devices available via this fund.

How to apply for a monitor

As with our other assistance programmes, our Seizure Monitor Fund is not means tested, but parents/carers do need to provide a letter confirming a diagnosis of Dravet Syndrome. To apply for a monitor, please log into your DSUK profile. If you haven't already registered with us, you will need to do so first (visit our 'Join Us' page to register). Once logged into your DSUK profile, follow the links on-screen to apply. 

Apply for a Seizure Monitor

Click here to go to our application form.

Apply here

Monitor repair and replacement

The monitors that DSUK funds are essential to our families and we realise that when these are broken or no longer work, it has a fundamental impact on their lives.

Therefore, our trustees have decided that for 2020/21, we will offer a repair or replacement scheme for families who have had either a Emfit, Medpage, Summer infant Video or Pulseoximeter previously supplied by DSUK.

If the monitor funded by DSUK is over 5 years old and has developed a fault do contact Linzi.c@dravet.org.uk with a description of the issue and we will see if we are able to fund a replacement or arrange a repair.  This will be on a case by case basis and this service can be withdrawn at any time.  

To be eligible for a repair or replacement, we require the old monitor to be sent back to us at DSUK, PO Box 756, Chesterfield, S43 9EB. We would also like to remind families that if they are no longer using their Pulseoximeter this can be returned for refurbishment and this enables us to send onto another family at a reduced cost to the charity therefore enabling us to help more families.  

Click here for more details about our monitor repair and replacement policy

Thank you to the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People for providing a generous award to DSUK, enabling us to fund 14 pulse oximeters for young people up to the age of 25.

Find out more about the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People here