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Kenilworth Round Table buys equipment for Maternity Department

Kenilworth Round Table buys equipment for Maternity Departmentsouthwarwick-nhs

At the end of January we were able to donate some vital equipment to Warwick hospital thanks to fundraising from the Kenilworth Round Table. The hospital produced the following press release that we’d like to share with you.

On Tuesday 31 January Warwick Hospital’s Maternity Department was presented with new equipment from Baby Lifeline Charity thanks to fundraising from the Kenilworth Round Table.

Baby Lifeline raises funds to purchase maternity equipment and supports short term high impact research; they are currently running a £5million Monitoring for Mums nationwide maternity appeal.

Upon presenting the two new bilirubinometers, Mark Yallop, Chairman of the Kenilworth Round Table said: “Kenilworth Round Table are very proud to have been able to support Warwick Hospital again. Our aim is to put locally collected funds back into the local community and with Warwick not benefiting from a local Round Table we are happy to donate to causes that can benefit Kenilworth residents and the wider community.” This donation is adding to an overall total of nearly £30,000 donated to the hospital from Kenilworth Round Table in the last 6 years.

In most cases, a bilirubinometer is used to check for jaundice in babies. Mel Crockett, Head of Midwifery at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The new equipment will be a great way to help parents in both the post-natal and community setting to avoid having to come into hospital for unnecessary blood tests and anxious waits for results to come available”.

The Kenilworth Round Table’s primary fundraising event for this money was the annual Round Table Fireworks Gala at Kenilworth Castle.

Judy Ledger, Found and CEO of Baby Lifeline, said, “We are delighted that Kenilworth Round Table have yet again, supported our fundraising for Warwick’s Maternity Department, and hope that we can be supported further to purchase more equipment. They have funded two bilirubinometers for the department”.

In attendance was Chairman of Kenilworth Round Table, Mark Yallop, Vice Chairman Martin Turner, Judy Ledger, Founder and CEO of Baby Lifeline, Sara Ledger, Research and clinical Development Manager Baby Lifeline, and Mel Crockett, Head of Midwifery at South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Deputy Head of Midwifery, Michelle Waterfall. This equipment will be of benefit to the people of Warwickshire and the wider community.

Photograph – Two bilirubinometers purchased through fundraising are presented to Maternity department at Warwick Hospital.

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