Trevor Goodall, founder of New Life presents the cheque to staff at the neonatal unit
September 21, 2018
Babies breathe easier thanks to kind donation
A generous donation of £15,000 will help babies in the neonatal unit at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital breathe a little easier as it has been invested in a new ventilator.
The neonatal unit, which admits on average 240 babies a year and cares for babies born from 27 weeks' gestation, has purchased an infant ventilator that can provide invasive and non-invasive ventilation depending on the needs of the patient.
The equipment cost £28,000 and was purchased with help from the donation made by Trevor Goodall and his organisation New Life – a charity that raises money for special care neonatal units.
Trevor founded the charity in 1995 in memory of his twin sons Joshua and Samuel, born three months early weighing 481g and 538g, who sadly both died one week later.
Trish LeFlufy, Operational Service Manager for Child Health, says: "We are incredibly thankful for the generous donation made by Trevor and his charity. Our staff do an amazing job looking after our smallest patients and their families, and this new equipment helps to ensure we are providing the best possible care."