Yesterday (Tuesday 28th April) at 11:00 everyone at SLE held a minute’s silence to respect and remember those NHS care and key-workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19. We pay tribute to your selfless dedication and care, that made you so special.
Loss of a friend
We are also saddened to hear of the death of a friend of SLE at the end of last week. Dr Vishna Rasiah was a Consultant Neonatologist at the Birmingham Women’s and Childrens’s NHS Foundation Trust.
Based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Dr Rasiah, or “Vish” had spent a lot of time with our local Sales Manager, Robert Stone, and they had been involved with widening the range CO2 monitoring available to babies in the neonatal unit whilst requiring respiratory support. One of Vish’s areas of specific clinical expertise was in Neonatal Cardiology. Robert, and colleagues from SLE and partner companies, had worked with Vish to evaluate new technologies in haemodynamic measurement for neonates helping to improve care and outcomes.
Dr Rasiah was also involved in helping to set up and support Libby Mae’s Little Angels in 2013. This family-run charity raises funds for all 18 Neonatal Units in the Midlands.
This is a brilliant charity for neonatal units in the Midlands and we would ask all of our readers and subscribers to consider making a donation in memory of Dr Rasiah and also for such a good cause during these difficult times.
They are small family run registered charity which was formed in 2013. They help to save babies’ lives across the Midlands by raising funds to support all 18 neonatal units in the region.
Libby Mae’s Little Angels charity supports the necessary medical equipment needed to look after babies on neonatal units across the Midlands. These range from ventilators to aid breathing, incubators to keep babies warm, through to infusion pumps for fluids and monitors. They also supply resources to improve the neonatal journey for babies and their families.
Libby Mae’s significantly donated towards the purchase of a transport incubator, which currently transports more than 1000 babies in the West Midlands annually.
The charity has also bought several iPads for units and these are used to help keep babies and their families connected even when they can not be together in person.
SLE has made a donation to a charity very close to Vish’s heart, “Libby Mae’s Little Angels” at https://www.libbymaeslittleangels.com/