At Evelina London, we support some of the most vulnerable and critically ill children across South London, South East England and beyond.
We are incredibly grateful to The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust for their longstanding support. Over the past decade, there has been a growing demand for our specialist services and a 50% increase in the number of children we see – we now treat over 55,000 children each year. With the help of donors like The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, we are able to provide an above and beyond service to each and every child in our care.
Donations from the Trust have enabled the purchase of two transport ventilators, which help critically ill children to breathe during emergency transportation to the hospital. This is especially important as Evelina London is home to the South Thames Retrieval Service, which transports over 800 critically ill children to intensive care units in London each year.
The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust has also supported the purchase of life-saving pieces of equipment for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is one of the busiest units in the country, including incubators for very premature babies and those born with complex congenital defects. Through the Trust’s generosity, we were also able to purchase a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine for our NICU. The machine is a vital, non-invasive diagnostic tool and allows our staff to monitor the organs of our tiniest patients, including the heart, brain, kidneys, bowel and liver.
The new machine is part of the daily life of our NICU and we are incredibly grateful to The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust for enabling us to provide the very best care and treatment for critically ill children.