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Date: 22 September 2021
The IOW NHS Trust’s children’s ward are really pleased to have now received Phoebe’s light on the ward and that it is in action helping children have less stressful blood tests or cannulas.
The Accuvein finder, nicknamed Phoebe’s light, after a very special girl in the children’s ward care, helps medics see difficult to find veins, reducing the need for multiple attempts at blood taking or cannulation.
It makes blood tests less traumatic for all the children but especially those who are really poorly.
Dionne Davies, Play Specialist said:
“We are so happy that the vein finder is now here and we are able to make such a difference to all children who have to have their bloods taken or medication given.
“Phoebe and her mum visited the ward this week to see what their amazing fund raising efforts had paid for and were delighted.
“We want to say a very big thank you to Phoebe’s family that led the way in fundraising for this amazing piece of equipment and thank everyone else who also helped in raising or contributing funds.
“The family aren’t stopping there though as they are now fundraising for another vein finding light for the children’s emergency department and this one will now be called Esme’s light”