Royal Bolton Hospital has a level 3 Neonatal Unit which offers the highest level of care available to new born babies. It serves the Bolton area and also takes babies transferred from level 1 and 2 units. This busy unit provides Neonatal Intensive Care and Special Care to very poorly and premature babies for the first few months of their life.
As infants progress to Special Care, their parents can begin to learn more of the skills necessary to become the primary caregivers. This Family Integrated Care promotes positive bonding and this could start earlier with the provision of a new cardiac monitor for Special Care. The earlier transition from Intensive Care will also will also help to ensure availability of bed space at Royal Bolton for the smallest sickest babies.
The Neonatal unit has asked for our help to fund an Efficia CM100 Cardiac Monitor which will benefit 100 babies. It will also provide visual progression though the unit which can improve parent’s emotional wellbeing at this difficult time. The cost of providing the Efficia Cardiac Monitor is £5,200