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Baby MRI Appeal

In 2020 we are revealing the next phase of our Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital with the launch of the Baby MRI Appeal.

Each year our Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care units at Nottingham Children’s Hospital treat thousands of babies.  Many will need MRI scans to aid their diagnosis and treatment to give them the best possible start in life.  The Baby MRI Appeal is your chance to make a difference for sick newborn and neonatal babies by helping us raise £100,000 for a special incubator that will make MRI scans easier and safer for these tiny patients.

Baby MRI Appeal – transforming babies’ lives, one scan at a time

As a regional specialist centre we regularly treat babies requiring brain surgery or those who have spinal or congenital issues.  The new ‘Baby MRI’ incubator will be an all-in-one scanning environment for babies, keeping them comfortable and protecting them from noise, reducing the need for sedation.   It will also be used in trials with babies with brain injuries who could benefit from innovative ‘brain cooling’ therapies.

The Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital

Our Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital, based at QMC, is now in its third year.  Thanks to the incredible support from donors our appeal has allowed us to complete the refurbishment of our onsite parent and family accommodation.  We have also successfully achieved our target for a new state-of-the-art intra operative MRI (iMRI) scanner for children with brain tumours.

Nottingham Neonatal UnitOur 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.


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