Date: Friday 21 February 2014
Whiston Hospital in Knowlsey is further investing in much-needed equipment for its Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) thanks to a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey.
The hospital, which neighbours our Speakman Gardens development in Prescot, is now able to purchase three brand-new, state-of-the-art Rad 5v probes which are crucial in the day-to-day running of the unit.
Sally Duce, directorate manager of paediatrics at the hospital, commented: “The help we have received from Taylor Wimpey has been fantastic. We are now able to buy equipment to help with the implementation of a new form of screening of all babies born at the Trust – which equates to approximately 3,800 a year.
“The screening assists with the early detection of a very rare condition allowing earlier intervention and treatment as appropriate so I would like to thank everyone at Taylor Wimpey for their kind generosity as donations like this truly do save lives.”
Discussing their decision to help the hospital, Christine Aitken, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey North West describes how they were delighted to assist.
She said: “Whiston hospital is an instrumental part of the community where our Speakman Gardens development is now taking shape; and the work they do in the SCBU truly is amazing so we were happy to help.”
Sally concluded: “On behalf of the children, their families and everyone at the Trust I would like to send our heartfelt thanks to Taylor Wimpey for this donation.”