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The Grimsby Hospital League of Friends (LOF) presented two sets of equipment to staff on the Rainforest Ward worth £9,150.

The first, costing £3,878 was a tympanometer – a piece of equipment that helps identify the type of hearing loss a child is experiencing – which helps clinicians decide on the best course of treatment for the child. The second was a pH monitor and two printers which are used to test the acid levels in the lower part of the oesophagus. This device will be used by the Trust’s children’s community nursing team to determine whether a child has acid reflux or not.

The total cost of the equipment was £9,150, which was raised by the LOF through charity stalls at the hospital, events including a garden party and race night and the kind donation from LOF volunteers Mr and Mrs David Stuart, who raised more than £500 through donations at their golden wedding anniversary.

Janet Scrivin, Operational Matron for Children's Services, said: “As ever we are extremely grateful to the League of Friends for their tireless fundraising efforts which continue to benefit local children. This equipment will be of real benefit to both our patients and the staff treating them.”

Ann Rushby, secretary to the LOF, said: “Every penny we raise is used to provide equipment and comforts which benefit the patients at Grimsby hospital. The League has been in existence since 1956 and is happy to consider requests from any area of the hospital. We are totally reliant on donations from local people and none of this would be possible without their support.”

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