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Sick babies need YOUR help!
Please make a donation to help the reduce the risk of long term problems by The new equipment, which we hope is to
wonderful work being carried out by the nearly one half. This treatment is being be donated to the paediatric department
Special Care Baby Unit at Jersey’s General used in specialist UK centres and part of by your generosity, allows the experts of
Hospital the assessment involves having information brain function in Southampton along with
from the cerebral function monitor within our local consultant experts in Jersey, to
This is what one mother, Carole-Anne a few hours of birth to help decide if the assess the baby who has had this or a
Robins, thinks about the SCBU: babies would benefit from transfer to the similar problem by looking at the baby's
UK centre. We are hugely grateful to brain waves and deciding if this particular
“Words cannot express how grateful we Carole-Anne and Roger for all the amazing circumstance warrants the chilling
are to the General Hospital Special Care fundraising they have done over the years treatment. All this must happen quickly
Baby Unit. and we are hoping to raise sufficient funds which is why we need this equipment in
to purchase this monitor this our neo-natal department in Jersey.
Roger and I waited with anticipation for year.”
the birth of our baby, a girl whom we
named Alexis. I was confined to a hospital Consultant John Day:
bed due to Placenta Previa and Alexis was “About twice a year in the
12 weeks premature weighing 2lbs 12ozs. I paediatric or neo-natal unit
was rushed to Intensive Care where I babies suffer fetal distress in
stayed a week, only seeing a photo of the final stages of labor or
Alexis in the meantime. experience the very
distressing and difficult
The care and attention Alexis received was situation of shoulder dystocia
unbelievable. She was so small – we have when the baby's head comes
one picture of her beside a packet of out through the birth canal
Walker’s crisps. but the shoulders get stuck.
It is for these babies that this
It was after our trip by private air new equipment is meant and
ambulance to Southampton General needed.
Hospital that we knew fundraising for
SCBU would become part of our lives.
Visiting the Special Care Baby Unit always
brings back so many different memories.
The Unit is used on a daily basis,
sometimes just for an hour, a day, but
sometimes for much longer periods. The
nursing staff are never flustered despite the
atmosphere being tense at times with
parents very anxious as we were. Care and
Dedication are the key words.
Why do we fundraise? It is fun and we
think of others who will benefit now and in
later life.”
Why the SCBU needs your help
Dr Tim Malpas, Consultant Paediatrician:
from left
to right
John Day,
“We are raising money to purchase a
& Roger
and Dr.
Tim Malpas
Cerebral Function Monitor. This is a piece
of equipment which we will use if babies
seem to be having neurological problems
after a difficult delivery or if they are having If they are cooled down in a special almost I would very much encourage anybody
seizures. It will provide really useful ‘ice box’ environment without delay (which reading this or other articles to give
information to guide treatment. Recent for us would mean getting them to generously as the treatment can make a
research has shown that cooling babies Southampton) they will get a much real difference for that particular baby in
who have suffered from birth asphyxia can improved outcome. distress.”
The Staff from Degano Ltd, Channel TV and B&Q helped raise £4.5k recently for the SCBU.
If you would like to make a donation to an extremely worthwhile cause, you can pay money into HSBC :
TODAY! SCBU Account, Sort code 40-25-34, A/C number 82924617 or,
post cheques to Carole-Anne Robins, No 15 Les Tuilies, La Route De Mont Mado, St. John, Jersey, JE3 4DW
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