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Right Arrow Presentation of children’s medical equipment at Ormskirk & District General Hospital Paediatric Unit - PR/45/0405
22 December 2004 at 10:56
Manchester-based children’s charity MedEquip4Kids (formerly Children’s Hospitals Appeal Trust) presented various pieces of vital medical equipment as an early Christmas present to the staff and patients at the Paediatric Unit at Ormskirk & District General Hospital on Monday 20th December.

The presentation will be attended by Mike Hughson and Samantha Archibald from the charity, MedEquip4Kids Trustees Richard Algar and Shahid Baig and staff and patients from the unit.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who has donated money to MedEquip4Kids for this equipment,” said Shirley Coward, Children’s Services Manager. “The infusion pumps and syringe pumps they have bought for the unit will provided us with the latest technology, enabling us to administer any vital fluids and medication required by the sick children.”

The equipment donated by the charity, which exists to improve healthcare for children and babies throughout the North West, includes four Signature Infusion Pumps and three Syringe Pumps. These pumps will be used to administer fluids to seriously ill babies and children. The Signature Infusion Pumps are to be used by the Paediatric Ward on children and babies from birth to age 16. They will help patients with conditions such as Asthma and respiratory infection.

The charity has recently spent £33,130.00 on equipment for children and babies in Ormskirk. Charity fundraiser Samantha Archibald said “It is thanks to the fantastic generosity of our supporters, in particular those who have a Home Money Box, that we are able to provide this vital medical equipment. We already have over a thousand supporters in Ormskirk collecting their pennies. If you can help us by collecting small change or by any other fundraising including a trek through the Alps in September 2005 then call us on 0161 798 1600 or visit our website at www.medequip4kids.org.uk. “

Notes to Editors
MedEquip4Kids (formerly Children’s Hospitals Appeal Trust) was established in 1985. A registered charity raising funds to provide vital medical equipment to hospitals and other organisations throughout the North West. The charities objects are to enhance healthcare for babies, children and young people.

The charity fundraises in various ways through UK and International Challenge Events, Schools, Corporates, Charitable Trusts and Foundations and committed individual donors.

Issued by Matthew King, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Enquiries to: Matthew King Tel: 01704 704714
E-mail: matthew.king@southportandormskirk.nhs.uk