Holiday firm helps city’s new born
PREMATURE and sick babies born at Peterborough City Hospital will benefit from funding for two life-saving pieces of equipment.
Travel giant Thomas Cook, which has its headquarters in Bretton, Peterborough, has helped buy the equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Peterborough City Hospital.
The two new Giraffe incubators and a state-of-the-art cooling cot are for babies born too early and/ or in a very poorly condition.
Consultant Paediatrician Dr Tim Jones said: “The Giraffe cots will help provide crucial thermal and developmental care to neonates.
“Premature babies can lose body heat rapidly as they don’t have the stored body fat of a fullterm infant and they can’t gen- erate enough heat to counteract what’s lost through the surface of their bodies. If body temperature dips too low, hypothermia can set in.
Jacqui Rutterford, the unit’s lead nurse, said: “We are immensely proud of the facilities we can provide neonates at the City Hospital. This donation will make a real difference to the treatment we provide.”