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Thanks to donations from the David Brooke Charity and the Rotary Club of Lytham, the maternity unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital is benefiting from two new saturation monitors. The equipment uses the latest technology to read oxygen levels and identify when the baby is in need of additional support or oxygen. The unit still needs more of the monitors and MedEquip4Kids is fundraising to provide them.

Peter Langley, President of Lytham Rotary Club, was delighted to see a baby on the ward benefiting from the monitor, as his own son had to be in an incubator when he was first born. He said: “We support lots of local and national charities. We do as much as we can locally.”

Ward Sister Louise Paramel said: “The monitor allows the baby to move around and it will pick up anything serious. We’ve already had a few parents commenting on how good the monitor is.”

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“During winter months our admissions of children with respiratory conditions increase, so these saturation monitors are vital to us being able to safely monitor children. They will allow us to monitor more children both continuously through their stay with us and at intermittent times during their visit. Staff will find the additional units make their jobs easier.”

Jayne Simpson
Ward Manager
Royal Bolton Hospital

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