Supporting Nottingham Children’s Hospital

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Watch our behind-the-scenes tour of the new intra-operative MRI scanner at Nottingham Children's Hospital, funded by our Big Appeal!

Melanie Ibrahim and daughter Amaya

Each year our Nottingham Children’s Hospital treats thousands of babies. In particular, 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.

Our Big Appeal gave supporters like you the chance to make a difference to the treatment of children and babies across Nottingham, and help give them the best possible start in life.

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This four year £4million campaign set out to transform facilities for children and their families at Nottingham Children’s Hospital. 

It aimed to provide state-of-the art imaging equipment, fund research into improved treatments and transform onsite parents accommodation.

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With your help, here’s what we’ve delivered so far:

  • In Autumn 2017 we launched the Big Neonatal aspect of the Appeal, to benefit premature or poorly babies and their families.
  • In March 2018 we launched our imaging phase of the campaign, the Big iMRI Appeal, to provide a state-of-the-art intra operative MRI (iMRI) scanner to be used during paediatric brain surgery.
  • In March 2019 we opened the refurbished onsite parent and family accommodation at the Nottingham Children’s Hospital, providing a vital 24/7 family link to our littlest patients.
  • In January 2020 we launched the Baby MRI Appeal, with the aim of funding an all-in-one scanning environment for babies, keeping them comfortable and protecting them from noise, reducing the need for sedation. 
  • In December 2020, we officially unveiled the £3million iMRI scanner at Nottingham Children’s Hospital, which is now being used for crucial diagnostic scans.

Click the button to donate to Nottingham Children's Hospital's latest Appeal - our Baby MRI Appeal

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