Cockfosters & N Southgate dedicated their annual Kol Nidrei Appeal to the purchase of indispensable equipment to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel. Through the Appeal the UK Friends managed to collect £8,000.
The Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit [NICU] is for premature babies and treats hundred of babies every year. The project that Cockfosters & N Southgate will be supporting with the money received from the Kol Nidrei Appeal is for a Radiant Warmer for use in the NICU.
The NICU at Schneider comprises of 40 beds but it happens often that more than 40 babies are treated at a time, which of means, of course, need of additional equipment. A radiant warmer is used to keep the patient's core temperature stable at 37C. Premature infants need to use as little energy as possible in keeping warm or cool, using it for growth instead. The radiant warmer is used in a number of different situations: to warm a baby directly after birth, to regulate a baby’s temperature during long term care in hospital, to keep the patient warm during or after surgery, to keep a patient warm when they are minimally covered.
Hundreds of babies are using the radiant warmer at Schneider's NICU. The radiant warmer is an indispensable and life saving piece of equipment for the neonates and premature babies.