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Thanks to generous donations from The Bradshaw Gass Trust and the Ross Warburton Charitable Trust, MedEquip4Kids has been able to provide two essential pieces of equipment to Ward E5, part of the paediatrics department at The Royal Bolton Hospital.  These new machines will be of huge benefit to infants, their families and staff.

One such device required on the ward is the BiliSoft Phototherapy System, which treats jaundice amongst newborns. Implemented during phototherapy sessions, it allows a family to wrap, feed and hold their baby without any interruption to the treatment process. This will certainly improve the experience for those undergoing phototherapy, and the staff have said they plan to make use of these excellent new machines on a frequent basis.

The funds received will also be providing Mindray monitoring equipment. These machines are straightforward to use and conveniently record all of a patient’s vital signs in one place – thus ensuring an improved service for the children and their families.

Nurse Jayne Simpson said of the generous contribution: “The devices that have been donated on this occasion are important pieces of equipment for our unit that will be of huge benefit to both patients, their families and staff.”

Pictured from left: Mike Haywood, of the Bradshaw Gass Trust; Louby Lou, children’s clown; Elizabeth Stones, long-term patron of MedEquip4Kids; Jayne Simpson, paediatric nurse and Taisie Wilson, corporate fundraiser at MedEquip4Kids.

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“The new beds for parents have had such a positive impact on the wellbeing of our children knowing their parent or carer is close by. But also for the parent being able to sleep comfortably next to their child has made such a difference to how they have responded to staff during difficult times on the ward. The difference a good night’s sleep makes is priceless.”

Vicki Healey
Children’s Ward Manager
North Manchester General Hospital

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