New monitors for Toni & Guy children’s ward
Generous donations from supporters have helped provide two new monitors for one of the children’s wards at King’s.
The monitors were bought for Toni & Guy ward in 2015. They are used for checking the vital signs of our young patients, an important task which means the equipment is in high demand all day and night.
Seven-year-old Amber Corley is a regular patient on Toni & Guy ward. She suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic condition which affects her lungs. Staff As part of her treatment, Amber receives medicine through an implant under her skin which is inserted through surgery. Staff use the monitors to keep a close eye on her condition following procedures like this.
‘When Amber came out of surgery we moved her from the operating area on to the ward, and the monitor gave us that peace of mind that everything was fine,' says Amber's dad Scott. 'You need that as a parent when you’ve just gone through something quite traumatic; any peace of mind you can get is a lifesaver.’
Read more about what the monitors are used for and how they're helping our young patients at King's.