Our ICU is one of the busiest departments across the UK, treating over 2,600 critically ill patients with some of the most complex treatments we can offer.
Since the pandemic began, we’ve experienced a surge in patients with severe respiratory failure, the majority of who need intubation and ventilation. Sometimes, the most critically ill patients need more than ventilation.
That’s where the ECMO machines, supported by an incredibly generous donation, comes in.
As one of the most advanced life support pieces of equipment available, it replaces the function of the heart and lungs and gives the most seriously ill patients a precious commodity – time.
The ECMO machine has and will continue to greatly improve the treatment of our most critically ill patients.
With the help of people like you, we can continue to put the best technology in the most talented hands, giving every patient the best chance at life.