Donation ‘will help babies on maternity unit’

[L-R] Staff nurse Donna Leedham, ward manager Isabel Spencer, Lytham Rotary Club photographer Raymond Thomas, membership and publicity chairman Roger Ducat, Evelyn Glarvey from MedEquip4Kids; Rotary Club president Peter Langley, and ward sister Louise Paramel
[L-R] Staff nurse Donna Leedham, ward manager Isabel Spencer, Lytham Rotary Club photographer Raymond Thomas, membership and publicity chairman Roger Ducat, Evelyn Glarvey from MedEquip4Kids; Rotary Club president Peter Langley, and ward sister Louise Paramel

A donation from Lytham Rotary Club will help babies to have a more restful time on the maternity unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Members donated £1,158 to pay for a monitor which beeps less than more traditional models, while still alerting staff to any issues.

Ward sister, Louise Paramel, said: “The monitor allows the baby to move around and it will pick up anything serious. We’ve already had a few parents commenting on how good the monitor is.”

Lytham Rotary Club donated the money for the Masimo Pulse Oximeter Monitor to MedEquip4Kids, a charity provides equipment not available from limited NHS resources.

President Peter Langley said: “We support lots of local and national charities. We do as much as we can locally.”

Ward manager Isabel Spencer added: “We really appreciate the donation. We would like to say a big thank you.”