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B&M boosts local hospital’s chances of buying Scotland’s first life-saving endoscope

06 December 2017 - Scotland Charity News

Thanks to a donation of £20,000 from B&M, Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity are one step closer to purchasing the Neurosurgical HD Endoscope. The Endoscope will act as a critical surgical tool for young patients in life and death situations due to brain tumours or hydrocephalus. The only other children’s hospital in the United Kingdom to have this equipment is Great Ormond Street in London.

Kirsten Sinclair, the Charity’s Director of Fundraising, said: “The endoscope costs £200,000 so B&M’s generous donation has given our fundraising a huge boost. By providing the endoscope, we will ensure young patients receive safer, less invasive neurological interventions with a reduced risk of chronic illnesses in the future.”

Carol Lindsay, B&M Area Manager, said: “We are delighted our donation is going towards such a fantastic piece of equipment which could help save the lives of so many young people.

“On the tour we were really impressed with the cinema which shows the latest films to keep the children entertained and make their hospital experience more fun. There is also a fabulous teddy hospital where the kids get to see all the equipment and use it on the teddies to prepare them for their own operations and take a teddy away with them.