Thanks to the kind donations received by Rockinghorse, five new specialist paediatric ventilators, have arrived safely at the Alex and are ready to be put into action.
The Alex now has a total of nine specialist ventilators, all donated by the charity, which means that, if needed, a ventilator can be provided at every child’s bed-space in the High Dependency Unit at the hospital.
Alex consultant, Kamal Patel, explains why these new ventilators are needed: “The adult machines were much more uncomfortable, and the younger patients would need to be sedated before they could be used. Also, the amount of adjustment these machines would need by the nursing staff to get them to exactly the right settings for children meant it took them three times as long to set up as this version.”
Read more about this story here on the Rockinghorse website.