Transform Life-saving Surgery We urgently need your help to raise £50,000 to transform life-saving surgery for thousands of kids at our hospital. Every year our world-class surgeons operate on some of the sickest babies and kids in the UK, pioneering new techniques which save lives. Delivering the very latest in laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery in the abdomen) and thoracoscopy (keyhole surgery in the chest) requires the most innovative and state-of-the-art equipment. And this is where we need your help. Unlike the theatre inside our new clinical building, Waterfall House, the laparoscopic theatre in our main hospital is 10 years old and urgently in need of investment, so our surgeons can continue performing miracles right across our hospital. We desperately need to raise £50,000 to equip the theatre with the very latest state-of-the-art, life-saving technology, as part of a planned upgrade. Your donation will allow the purchase of equipment such as cameras, monitors and lighting, which will improve our surgeons’ ability to deliver critical, video-assisted, keyhole surgery in all patients, even the tiniest, using instruments that measure no more than 3mm in width. Using such tiny tools has many benefits to patients including reduced post-operative pain and less scarring, thanks to the smallest possible incision on the outside. It also means patients get home to their families faster, often in less than 24 hours compared to, what previously would have been, three days. The investment will also allow our surgeons to continue pioneering new and innovative procedures, currently not available to all our patients as we don’t have the permanent technology to support it. Mr Max Pachl, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, said: “When our laparoscopic surgery opened 10 years ago, it was one of the very first high-definition laparoscopic operating suites for children in the UK. “The equipment we’re using today is still the same, yet the technology has moved on. Without investment some of our most vital procedures will become impossible, meaning patients may be forced to travel to other hospitals further away. “Our existing cameras and monitors, just like a household TV, urgently need bringing up to today’s improved ultra-high-definition quality to allow us to continue operating with greater accuracy, precision and safety than ever before.” As this technology goes above and beyond the NHS standard of care, we urgently need your support to ensure our brave sick kids receive only the very best. Help us continue to lead in this sector. Every penny raised will allow us to continue pushing boundaries and support innovative new techniques. Please donate today.