Grant awarded to fund £41,500 Paediatric Neurosurgery equipment!

Grant awarded to fund £41,500 Paediatric Neurosurgery equipment!

We are delighted to announce that the charity has been awarded a grant of £41,500 from The Hilton Foundation to enable us to purchase a Sonoca 300 Ultrasonic Aspirator and Endoscope for the paediatric neurosurgery team at St. George’s Hospital.

Grant awarded to fund £41,500 Paediatric Neurosurgery equipment! “The new Ultrasonic aspirator (Sonoca) and endoscope will allow us to manoeuvre within the brain through a very small opening and has the option of inserting two instruments to help remove deep brain tumours, so they really do minimise risk to paediatric patients, through a more efficient operation. Currently we have to send children and teenagers to other distant hospitals who already have this equipment, which causes much stress to our patients and their families.

All the equipment donated have a long life and can be used for many paediatric neurosurgical conditions including brain tumours, removal of colloid cysts, fenestrations of arachnoid cysts and other procedures to prevent life-threatening hydrocephalus. They are going to have the potential to help thousands of young patients.

On behalf of myself and my Paediatric Neurosurgery colleagues, thank you so much to the Hilton Foundation for your generous donation which will change lives for generations to come” –

Samantha Hettige – Consultant Neurosurgeon, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation

“The Hilton UK Foundation is delighted to provide funding for such important equipment knowing that it will improve the quality of life and provide better outcomes for so many paediatric patients at St Georges Hospital.” – The Hilton Foundation