Sometimes, little heartbeats need a bit of help. With your support, we can give the best care to our youngest patients with poorly hearts. 

It is incredibly stressful for parents to be told their child might have a heart condition. To add to that worry, at the moment they have to travel to London for treatment, which is even more difficult during the current pandemic.

We want to purchase equipment to ensure our youngest patients can be treated locally, and by specialist paediatric staff who are able to reassure and comfort children. 

In our hospitals alone, we will treat around 900 children a year with heart conditions. 

We want to buy three pieces of equipment to give the best care and treatment to our poorly children locally and help them avoid having to make trips to London.

  • GE Vivid S70 Cardiovascular Ultrasound uses the latest technology to provide detailed examinations which will improve treatment
  • CardioExpress SL12A is a high-tech portable machine for busy hospitals and delivers results in real time
  • Oxygen Saturation Monitors can be used in maternity units or out in the community and will help detect life-threatening conditions in children who appear well

The total cost of these pieces of equipment is £70,000 but the value is priceless when helping little heartbeats. Please help us provide the best care we can to our littlest patients. Thank you. 

How your funds will make a difference

These pieces of medical kit are not funded by the NHS Trust as this type of monitoring is currently conducted by other specialist NHS Trusts or within our adult cardiac ward. By bringing these new pieces of equipment to our paediatric department, we will be able to create a paediatric cardiac specialist service locally to help:

  • Reduce travel time for our small and vulnerable patients to go to appointments, saving costs and alleviating stress to families
  • Provide a monitoring service within our warm and friendly paediatric area so children can be treated in an environment they feel safe in - a happy and comfortable young patient helps us deliver the treatment they need in the most effective way
  • Provide a newborn monitoring service within the community and in the comfort of patient’s home so they do not need to go into hospital unnecessarily. 

How you can help

  • You can donate online.
  • You can fundraise
  • You can donate £5 by texting HEARTBEATS to 70085. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text HEARTBEATSNOINFO to 70085.
  • You can donate by calling us on 01438 285182 to make a card payment.
  • You can post a cheque to East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals' Charity, Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, SG1 4AB.

baby in heart frame

However you decide to help our little heartbeats, thank you!