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    Weʼve raised £20 to Taking part in the 2017 "crumball Rally" to help raise money for the special care baby unit in Whitehaven hospital.

    Funded on Friday, 13th October 2017

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    The special care baby unit at whitehaven provides high dependency care for babies who weigh less than 1kg (2lb 3oz) and who need help with their breathing by continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or intravenous feeding, but who do not fulfil any of the requirements for Intensive Care.

    The unit also provides special care for babies who may need to have their breathing and heart rate monitored. If they need help feeding they may be fed through a tube, or be supplied with extra oxygen or treated with ultra violet light for jaundice. Special care babies also include babies who are convalescing from more specialist treatment before they are able to be discharged, and while feeding in particular is established.

    The unit try to deliver care in a way that minimises the physical and psychological impact of neonatal care on the baby and family, and be responsive to the medical and psychosocial needs of babies and their families. Theytherefore offer pain management, breastfeeding support, kangaroo care, discussions with consultants; leaflets and information explaining common procedures and alternative treatments where possible.

    The staff try to ensure that mothers and fathers are included at the centre of the care process, and support them throughout the care pathway.

    No surgery is undertaken in the hospital on babies, therefore all have to be transferred out, usually to Newcastle.

    The SCBU initiates mechanical ventilation and stabilisation, but does not ventilate long term. Instead the Northern Neonatal Network will find a ventilator for the baby usually in the Northern Region and organise the baby to be transferred out by a neonatal transfer team.

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      • Kath Hewitson

        Kath Hewitson

        Sep 14, 2017

        Great charity! Have fun guys x

        £20.00

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