(034) Wigan Royal Albert Edward Infirmary - Neonatal Unit
Wigan Infirmary Neonatal Unit
Due to the reorganisation of services in Greater Manchester, the neonatal unit at Wigan has been busier than usual, placing a greater demand on its equipment, and unfortunately some of the monitors in the unit have failed and are beyond repair. Since paediatric-specific equipment is more expensive than standardised equipment, and NHS budgets are stretched to their limits, charitable support is needed to replace them.
The unit is in need of three new patient monitors. These are single units that measure heart rate, oxygen levels, respiration, temperature and blood pressure. They are designed for babies born prematurely or with severe health problems, and allow staff to effectively monitor their health with the minimum of intrusion. A new oxygen saturation monitor is also required. When babies are born premature and are very tiny, they can have problems with their lungs and difficulty breathing. This monitor takes accurate readings of the oxygen levels in their blood to make sure they are absorbing sufficient oxygen.
By providing the latest neo-natal medical technology, we can help to ensure a safe environment for the most vulnerable, preterm babies, and significantly reduce the need for them to be moved to other hospital sites.
3 Philips patient monitors £11,284
1 oxygen saturation monitor £939