Children’s Emergency Ambulance Service appeal
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.
Please help us fund this service – donate today – thank you.
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