Sheffield hospital’s tiny patients benefit from new kit

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Babies, some as young as a few days old, will be able to be assessed from the comfort of their cots thanks to a new machine funded by Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

A portable ultrasound machine, costing £54,876, has been donated to the neonatal surgical unit, and is already benefiting the hospital’s youngest patients with serious surgical problems.

Fiona Godbole, the wife of Prasad Godbole, a consultant paediatric urologist at the hospital, helped to raise funds towards the equipment with a group of friends through various fundraising events, culminating in a Great Wall of China trek.

The remaining funds required for the machine came from a legacy donation and from last year’s Daffodil Ball, hosted by David and Jean Fyfe.