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We urgently need to raise £25,000 to buy a specialist incubator.
At Alder Hey we are building the most unique family-focused Surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the UK, a unit that puts our tiny babies and their families at the core of our care.
It will allow us to focus on the development of pre-term babies like Matthew (pictured above), that should still be inside the womb. This means that after surgery we will be able to make changes to our tiny babies’ immediate surroundings to reduce stress and encourage their development.
We know that by handling a baby less, keeping them at the correct temperature and protecting their skin by keeping it hydrated we can help support a baby to grow. A specialise Giraffe incubator helps us to mimic the environment of the womb. This special cot in our new rooms reduces unnecessary touching, allowing nurses to carry out procedures such as weighing and even take X-rays without moving the baby.
Through advanced technology the opened incubator even maintains a cocoon of warmth protecting these tiny babies from temperature changes. Preterm babies find the noises and lights of their new world incredibly startling, the Giraffe cot uses noise free alarms, low noise fans and a noise damping hood to protect them from stress.
Your donation today will help a family caring for their tiny baby at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.