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Bowling Club donation helps ease children’s breathing

Bowling Club donation
Pictured (from left to right): Sister Ruth Trengove, Graham Heaven TAIBA acting chairman, play assistant Cassie Vallance, TAIBA President Graham Warren, Matron Sandy Discombe and healthcare assistant Luisa Ramos

Published: 22 July 2015

Babies and children being treated at Torbay Hospital’s paediatric high dependency unit are now benefiting from an Oxygen Blender donated by Torbay Area Indoor Bowls Association.

A total of £1,200 was donated by the club to the Louisa Cary Children’s Ward at Torbay Hospital. The donation was used to fund the new Oxygen Blender, a medical device that delivers accurate concentrations of oxygen by mixing ‘medical air’ and hospital grade oxygen into a gas.

The device is used for treating respiratory problems which are particularly common in babies and children during winter months. Although the children’s ward does already have Oxygen Blenders, having an additional device will help cope with the higher demand over the winter period.

Ruth Trengove, Sister on the Paediatric High Dependency Unit, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Graham and the members of the bowling club for their outstanding generosity. Having this additional Oxygen Blender on our high dependency unit will make a real difference to the sick babies and children we treat.”

Graham Warren, President of Torbay Area Indoor Bowls Association (based in Oldway, Paignton) said: “It was rewarding to see the money donated by our members through our various fund raising events being put to such good use. May I also say thank you to Ruth and all the staff at Louisa Cary for the warm reception and hospitality we were shown when we held the presentation.”