1st October 2015

Support in the community

Greg Johnston

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Buying a SATs monitor for the Children’s Community Team

The generosity of Team Evie supporters donating to a crowd funding page has raised over £1500.00 to enable us to buy a portable SATs monitor for the Children’s Community Team.  The SATs monitor will allow a family to have their child out of hospital and at home by providing 24/7 monitoring of heart rate and oxygen saturation levels. A child with cardiac and/or respiratory problems needs constant assessment and the device is set to alarm when levels change. Families who use the monitor will have peace of mind, reducing anxiety and worry as the device will give warning of when to take action before it is too late. This will allow families who are loaned the device from the Community Team the opportunity to have a little bit of normality – the chance to have their child  out of hospital, the chance to leave the house for days out and most importantly the chance to sleep at night.

We presented a cheque for £2961 to Maria Morton from the Community Team which will pay for the SATs monitor above AND 3 hand held monitors. This will make a huge difference to so many families in West Cumbria with poorly children.