“The children’s outpatient department has clinics for all paediatric conditions and has some wonderful staff and fantastic consultants. We are a busy department and work really hard to meet the demands of the families and children we see. The department is however very tired and in desperate need of a refurbish. Not only have The Rainbow Fund provided the support for this to happen, they have provided a catalogue of new equipment and updated the old and outdated existing equipment. This is allowing us to provide the very best care possible for our children with state of the art diagnostic tools.
As if that were not enough we are also able to use the funds to maximise our space to allow us two extra clinic rooms which will allow us to develop our service further, cut waiting times and improve timely outcomes. We will have the space for new clinics in epilepsy, constipation, preterm baby reviews and some diagnostic testing that was previously done on the ward.
We will be inviting consultants from other services like survey and ENT into our department to see children and therefore safeguard them while in hospital.
The Rainbow Fund and the wonderful people within it, all the children and rainbow warriors have made all of this possible. It has been an absolute privilege to be a part of this process from the initial decision to support us to the work which will be carried out late in the summer of this year. We are very lucky to have this support.”
Sal Katib, Paediatric Outpatient Manager & Paediatric Specialist Asthma and Allergy Nurse July 2017
“We are really pleased that The Rainbow Fund has chosen to raise money for the Special Care Baby Unit. The Transport Incubator is an essential piece of equipment that we needed in order to transfer babies who are critically ill. It also enables us to transfer babies in a safe warm environment to other departments for investigations. Our current Incubator is now quite old and we are no longer able to service it. With the help of the Rainbow Fund we will now be able to order a brand new incubator which will allow us to continue this vital service for the babies in our care.”
Kim Pitt, Senior Sister SCBU & Paediatric Outpatient Department March 2016