Your support means so much!
After a fantastic amount of support for our Baby MRI Appeal, which launched last year, we have increased our fundraising target from £100,000 to £200,000, to enable us to fund several sets of baby MRI equipment.
How your input helps?
Our Neonatal Units at QMC and City Hospital provide intensive treatment of pre-term and poorly babies. They are specialist regional centres, caring for 1,500 of our tiniest patients each year.
Your support will help us fund equipment at both the City Hospital and Queen’s Medical Centre Neonatal Units, rather than one set being transported between sites.
The technology will include special head coils to fit in the babies’ incubators, and software to cut scanning time from 30 to 15 minutes. The ultimate aim is to make MRI scans quicker and safer for our tiniest patients.
As a regional specialist centre we regularly treat babies requiring brain surgery or those who have spinal or congenital issues.
Thanks to the incredible support from donors our Big Appeal has allowed us to refurbish hospital parent and family accommodation, and to fund a new state-of-the-art intra operative MRI (iMRI) scanner for children with brain tumours.