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    Help us raise £216,000 for a dedicated service to keep critically-ill children alive during transfers to Addenbrooke's

    Children’s Emergency Ambulance Service appeal

    **STOP PRESS**
    We are delighted to announce that we have now raised enough to kit out one Emergency Children’s Ambulance and have now set our sights on putting a second ambulance on the road. Please help us by donating today.

    Addenbrooke’s Hospital is home to the East of England’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Whilst it provides state-of-the-art care to critically ill children, it does not have a dedicated children’s ambulance service. This is surprising given that adults and newborn babies benefit from specialist services of their own.

    Regular 999 ambulances are not kitted out with the specialist equipment required to keep critically-ill children alive during transfers, so we currently rely on the London-based specialist service.

    This often results in long delays, which for those children and families is simply unbearable.

    Crucially, the current provision does not transport children back to their local hospital once they are on the road to recovery. This means that children spend unnecessary time further away from home, friends and family.

    A children’s emergency ambulance service for the East of England would benefit over 1,700 children a year, providing faster response times, ensuring that children swiftly get the care and expertise that their lives depend on.

    We are now fundraising to kit out 2 emergency children’s ambulances to ensure that the highly-skilled team have the resources they need to provide the very best care.

    Please help us fund this service – donate today – thank you.

    To find out more, please contact us at hello@act4addenbrookes.org.uk or call 01223 217757.

    Details are correct at time of publishing, E&OE.

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