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Moto M62 Birch Services and Simplyhealth joined MedEquip4Kids on Wednesday to present a new state-of-the-art Giraffe Warmer to Tameside General Hospital’s Maternity Ward.

The new Giraffe Warmer will provide a warm, comfortable and developmentally supportive environment for new born babies who experience difficulties immediately after birth.

Anita Fleming, Head of Midwifery at Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust said:

“This new piece of equipment will be a great help to the Trust.  The nursing staff find the unit very simple to use, and overall it has made a great improvement to the care and comfort we can offer infants.  The Giraffe Warmer is able to be quickly moved to a patient’s bedside to start care as soon as possible.  The new technology is very efficient and has incredibly fast heating times, which is just what we need.”

The delivery of the new Giraffe Warmer was made possible by donors Simplyhealth and Moto in the Community. Simplyhealth, the leading health cash plan providers, has contributed more that £50,000 to MedEquip4Kids projects since 2015, funding equipment all around Greater Manchester.

Moto in the Community, the charitable trust of Moto Services, has selected MedEquip4Kids as Local Charity Partner. As well as providing funding for the Giraffe Warm, a team of 12 from Moto Birch Services took on the inflatable “Gung-Ho!” challenge for MedEquip4Kids in April and will be hosting a “Fundraising Day” one weekend in August.

David Bold, Services Manager at Moto M62 Birch Services, Heywood said:

“We are more than happy to support such a good charity as MedEquip4Kids. We were overwhelmed by the impact this equipment has and we look forward to building on our current fundraising success in supporting MedEquip4Kids projects.”

Paul Cocker, Senior Fundraising at MedEquip4Kids added:

“We are indebted to such wonderful supporters as Moto and Simplyhealth, who really understand how important it is to make sure local children’s wards have access to the best equipment available. Projects like this really make a difference to the community.”

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“This donation has enabled us to use more varied and useful therapeutic toys and games when working with children and young people with mental health difficulties, as well as using extra clinic rooms which are now more child-friendly. This has helped reduced anxiety about coming to CAMHS and meant that family therapy can be done. Both parents of a 10 year old boy can now attend with their 5 year old as the youngest child can play with our new resources in the waiting room or clinic space. The 10 year old benefited from therapeutic games about thoughts/feelings and we were also able to observe imaginative play for assessment.”

Dr Eleanor Oswald
Clinical Psychologist, CAMHS
Vale of Leven Hospital

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