Nuclear charity aid for children

Jack Jones tries out a monitor watched by Staff Nurse Claire Lee and Ian Driver and Alan Beauchamp from Springfields.
Jack Jones tries out a monitor watched by Staff Nurse Claire Lee and Ian Driver and Alan Beauchamp from Springfields.
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WORKERS from a nuclear fuel factory have provided equipment to help sick children at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The Springfields Employees Medical Research and Charity Trust Fund has bought two monitors, worth £4,000, for the recently refurbished Children’s Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department.

The monitors will be used to check a number of conditions of patients, including blood pressure, temperature, heart rate, and oxygen levels and will be used exclusively in the children’s A&E area.

Ian Driver, Springfields trust fund secretary, said they will provide flexibility for the children’s unit.

He said: “We’ve bought two monitors. One will be fixed in one of the examination cubicles while the other is a portable device that can be used anywhere in the unit and also when patients are being transferred to other areas in the hospital.”

The monitors were donated via children’s charity MedEquip4Kids, which provides equipment and facilities to hospitals and community groups across north England.

The Springfields Employees Medical Research & Charity Trust Fund does not make cash donations, but buys equipment for local medical organisations.

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