You can help with Picton hospital’s medical equipment needs by supporting this year’s Christmas Appeal to purchase a valuable piece of equipment required to monitor the wellbeing of babies – a fetal monitor.
The type that Quinte Health Care requires allows the maternity nurse and or doctor to monitor both the progress of labour (as it can record the contraction pattern) alongside the baby’s heart sounds to help ensure its wellbeing. The monitor allows the staff to read and interpret how the baby is tolerating the labour process by attaching belts to the mom’s abdomen. An additional future ability with a new fetal monitor is to have all the monitors the same within the corporation with a computer type component that will allow Belleville staff to read a monitor strip from Picton if a concern arises and a consultation from an obstetrician is required.
Help decorate the QHC Picton tree with pink and blue ribbons in support of moms and their newborn babies. You are all invited to attend a tree lighting ceremony at the front of the hospital on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.
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