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Donation To Further Improve Maternity Unit
Pictured above: Members of staff from the Maternity Unit along with Gary Steele MBE, Tracy Bullock, Chief Executive, centre, Laura Cartwright, Marketing Manager, Unahealth, and Win Bond, second from the left.


Expectant mothers at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s award winning maternity unit will now have access to state of the art equipment.

Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group has recently donated an Accuvein Unit to the Maternity Unit, having previously donated one to the Phlebotomy and Medical Imaging departments.

Initially contacted to inquire where the Accuvein could be purchased, Gary Steele MBE, Chairman of the Support Group, agreed to raise the £3,840 needed to purchase the unit.

The Accuvein is used in accentuating veins when there is difficulty collecting a sample of blood from expectant mothers and fathers. Speaking about the donation Liz Price, Maternity Outpatients Department Manager, said “I am delighted to now have our own Accuvein, it will help us make a real difference to expectant parents, who will no longer have to besent to different departments if we experience problems drawing blood samples.”

The group ran several fund raising events, including a Line Dance week-end in Llandudno organised by Mrs Win Bond which raised £1200. Gary Steele MBE said “We are delighted to help the Maternity Unit, although our focus is on Prostrate Cancer, we like to also support the hospital in other areas where we can.”

The equipment has been supplied by UnaHealth Ltd, a local company from Stoke On Trent.