The Worshipful Master of Mitre Lodge of York No. 7321, Tom Richardson and Charity Steward, Neil Reader, together with Provincial Grand Charity Area Rep. Keith Bell, presented a donation of £1,590 to Senior Staff Nurse Jeanette Butterworth for the purchase of two respiration monitors for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at York Hospital.
The lodge made a donation of £500.00 towards the purchase of the monitors which was boosted by a grant of £1090.00 donated by Provincial Grand Charity of Yorkshire North & East Ridings.
The respiration monitors, which will be used both in the hospital and at a person’s home, will continuously monitor a baby’s breathing and sound an alarm if the child’s breathing stops. The equipment can be used when a baby is sent home on oxygen or if a family has a history of babies dying from cot death.
Vicky Alderson, Sister on SCBU said, “We are extremely grateful to both the Freemasons at Mitre Lodge and Provincial Grand Charity for their very generous donations. We have been able to buy two respiration monitors for the unit which are incredibly beneficial to staff and patients. Thank you to all those involved for their fantastic support.”
Neil Reader said, “I can personally testify to the great work that goes on in SCBU at York Hospital and the members of Mitre Lodge have been delighted to once again assist the good work of the unit and are grateful for the further support from Provincial Grand Charity which has enabled the purchase of two respiration monitors.”