Babies in Macclesfield benefit from Vodafone donation
Newborn babies at Macclesfield District General Hospital will benefit from 10 new ophthalmoscopes, donated by MedEquip4Kids thanks to a donation from Vodafone.
Ophthalmoscopes are used by the trust’s Maternity Department, as part of their newborn screening programme to examine babies’ eyes.
An ophthalmoscope is a medical instrument that has a light on the end and produces a magnified image of the baby’s eye. This shines a bright light into the eye and allows the ophthalmologistto detect any irregularities or defects such as cataract, structural abnormalities, infections and other conditions.
Lynda Moorcroft said: “2 or 3 in 10,000 babies have eye problems that require treatment. The new ophthalmoscopes donated by Vodafone and MedEquip4Kids will help us to accurately identify and promptly treat those babies who have visual impairments, soon after birth.”
She added: ‘We would like to thank Vodafone and MedEquip4Kids for their support in raising the funds to enable us to purchase this equipment.’
Ghazala Baig, Chief Executive of MedEquip4Kids said: “We’re really grateful to everyone at Vodafone for their support and generosity in helping us to purchase the ophthalmoscopes. It was great to see how they are used and to meet families who have benefited from the donation. Thanks to everyone on the Maternity Unit for making us feel so welcome.”
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