Our neonatal team now has two brand new incubators which have been paid for through charitable funds.

The new equipment was made possible thanks to generous donations from UPS and First Touch, the charity set up to support babies, families and staff on the neonatal unit at the Trust. The two new incubators are state of the art, and provide doctors and nurses looking after neonatal babies with much improved temperature and environmental humidity regulation, a quieter environment for the baby and improvements in access for parents.

Babies can also be weighed in the cots using highly accurate weighing scales, and parents can even play music softly to their child through phones or other electronic devices via a built-in speaker located on the inside of the cot.

Dr Sijo Francis, Consultant Neonatalogist, said the unit was fortunate to benefit from the generosity of charities and fundraisers:

“We want to provide the best care possible to our babies, and their families. The new cots are fantastic, and mean we are better equipped to care and treat the hundreds of babies we look after every year.”

“We are so grateful to UPS for their generosity, and First Touch, who continue to show us such amazing support day in, day out. They are a key part of the neonatal team, and the care we are committed to delivering.”

The incubators were unveiled at a launch event on Tuesday, 11 January. The new incubators – which are produced by healthcare manufacturer Draeger – are new to the market, and we are the first hospital in the UK to use them in clinical practice.



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