Read Helen's story

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Mum-of-two Ms Helen McCreary was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2016. Helen needed two surgeries at Royal Stoke University Hospital, followed by radiotherapy, and chemotherapy but still found the strength to run the Manchester Half Marathon.

Helen embarked on this tremendous personal challenge along with her friends, Deb, Helen, Teresa and her sister Janice. Together they ran the 13.2 mile course in May 2018. Helen completed the course in 2 hours and 25 minutes.

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Help celebrate #NHS70 and receive a free gift!

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Make a donation to UHNM Charity to help celebrate #NHS70 and receive a free gift!

Your donation will help to enhance the care of local people in hospital by funding new equipment and facilities, improvements to the hospital environment and supporting staff to have the very best skills.

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£25k equipment to support Neonatal babies

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A hundred of the most extremely premature and extremely low weight babies a year will now benefit from a new piece of Neonatal equipment. UHNM Charity has agreed to fund a £25,000 Video Laryngoscope, which is used to intubate babies being cared for on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). There were 92 babies in 2017 that needed to be intubated, where a tube is inserted, which can often be a difficult procedure on extremely premature and extremely low weight babies.

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Prestigious visit for Royal Stoke NICU

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Chairman of Staffordshire County Council, Councillor Michael Greatorex, recently visited Royal Stoke University Hospital and was given a tour of the Neonatal Unit by staff from the Maternity Centre and UHNM Charity. 

During his 2017/18 year of office as Chairman of Staffordshire County Council, Cllr Greatorex chose the theme ‘start of life and end of life’ for the charities he would be supporting. Therefore, ‘Premature babies from Staffordshire’ (through the Neonatal Unit at Royal Stoke) and St Giles Hospice were chosen.

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