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MedEquip4Kids has provided an Intellivue MP5 Monitor for the North West and North Wales Paediatric Transport Service (NWTS), thanks to a generous donation by Irwin Mitchell Charities Foundation. The Manchester based office of the nationwide law firm spent the last year raising a record-breaking £16,000 for the charity.

NWTS provide 24/7 stabilisation and transfer of critically ill children and babies from any district general hospital in the North West or North Wales region to regional paediatric intensive care units at Alder Hey or Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The Intellivue MP5 Monitor is an essential part of the equipment trolley used by clinical specialists to deliver full intensive care treatment on the journey between hospitals and allows all vital signs to be observed continuously on the screen.

Sarah Santo, Lead Nurse at NWTS says: “Thank you on behalf of the NWTS for the fantastic donation of a critical care monitor. The monitor will be used throughout the North West and North Wales to safely transfer critically sick children.”

The Manchester office of Irwin Mitchell supported MedEquip4Kids as their Charity of the Year. The resulting donation also stretched far enough to fund Magic Medic visits from Louby Lou at Stepping Hill Hospital and equipment for the Neo Natal Unit at University Hospital of South Manchester.

Ghazala Baig, Chief Executive at MedEquip4Kids, says: “We are very appreciative of this fantastic donation from Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office. Their contribution allows us to provide an essential piece of kit which will benefit both staff and patients involved in NWTS.”

MedEquip4Kids improves the health of children and babies in the north of England by providing equipment not available from limited NHS resources. We believe every child should have access to the best medical care when they need it most.

Photo (left to right): Kate Parkins, Lead Consultant NWTS, Sarah Santo, Lead Nurse NWTS, Rajesh Phatak Co, Lead Consultant NWTS, Jess   Davis, NWTS Transport Doctor, Laura Norton, NWTS Nurse, Roger Williams, NWTS Ambulance Driver, Jonny Lynch, NWTS Ambulance Driver, Ralph MacKinnon Consultant NWTS.

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“This new incubator has the addition of scales to weigh the baby with the minimum of disruption. It also has integral oxygen, which minimises kit and clutter around the incubator space. We will be able to control the temperature, humidity and oxygen to suit the baby’s individual requirements.”

Julie Armstrong
Lead Nurse, Neo Natal Unit
Wigan Infirmary

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