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NICU gets new equipment

YVETTE BEST, [email protected]

NICU gets new equipment

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THE NEO-NATAL Intensive Care Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) was gifted a key piece of equipment this morning.

Representatives from the Rotary Club and St Nicholas Abbey made a joint presentation to the head of department Dr Clyde Cave of a Natus Hearing Screening machine worth $40 000.

The machine will allow designated staff to test the hearing and brain waves of every baby born at the QEH, and babies found with any defects will be referred for the relevant interventions during the crucial first three months of birth.

There are approximately three hearing impaired babies born per year, and Cave said several more are suspected. (YB)