Case Study: Transporter Incubator Trolley to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Providing effective neonatal transfer solutions at St Peter’s Hospital
Paraid has recently supplied a Transporter Incubator Trolley to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital, Surrey. The bespoke, incubator trolley arrived at the unit in March and has already supported the safe transport of neonates in several journeys – including a journey from Swansea to Surrey to take a premature baby home.
The Transporter series is a range of bespoke incubator trolleys, specifically designed to support the safe road transport of neonates – both emergency and elective. It was developed in collaboration with clinicians and transport teams and each trolley is uniquely designed and engineered by Paraid to ensure the precise needs of the end user are met.
St Peter’s Hospital were able to configure vital pieces of equipment to their Transporter Incubator Trolley, including the ventilator, which has the ability to deliver innovative modes of breathing support to neonates, ensuring they receive the highest level of care possible.
Included within the incubator trolley is a unit, which provides controlled body cooling during transport for neonates who have suffered brain injury. In addition, the syringe pumps provide critical fluids and medication to neonates who require it.
Advanced monitoring equipment within the Transporter Incubator Trolley continues to measure vital signs from sensors connected to the breathing tube, arterial line and on the skin to ensure neonates remain as safe as possible and receive the critical care they require during transit.
Lead Clinician for Surrey Neonatal Transfer Service, Dr Tosin Otunla, says, “In essence, this fully configured system enables us to provide a full range of medical intensive care safely, comfortably and securely for critically ill babies, who need to be moved between hospitals in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The rig is also used to take babies for specialist procedures as well as to transfer babies back to their local hospitals as a step towards being discharged home. We anticipate that the service will benefit around 400 babies a year.”
At the NICU at St Peter’s Hospital, the new incubator system will continue to allow the team to provide the required, additional, critical care to those babies who need it.