Life-saving Equipment - Noahs Ark Children's Hospital Charity

Life-saving equipment

Thanks to you, we can provide state-of-the art equipment that ensure children being cared for at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital have access to the least invasive and most effective treatment available.

Your donations have funded equipment that allows clinicians to intubate critically ill children with greater speed and accuracy.  You have helped to fund a dedicated ECG machine on Pelican ward which means that the cardiac team can now diagnose and treat dysrhythmia quicker, and a device that makes accessing veins in small babies easier and far less traumatic for all involved.

Saving tiny lives

Most recently, the support of people like you, made it possible for the charity to fund eight incubators, four ventilators and three transport incubators for the neonatal intensive care unit. The unit cares for around 500 of the smallest and most critically ill babies in Wales. Baby Marnie is one of them. 

Marnie was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit after being born with a life-threatening congenital birth disorder called gastroschisis. After eight surgeries, four months on NICU and a further four on Owl ward, Marnie finally got to go home.


Phoebe says: “Marnie was born five weeks early in a critical condition. She was put on a ventilator and taken as an emergency to the NICU in Cardiff in a transport incubator. Once she arrived, Marnie was put in an incubator. Over the following weeks, that incubator kept her warm and safe so that she could grow and recover from surgery while a ventilator breathed for her when she was too weak to herself.  We’re so delighted that the neonatal intensive care unit now has more of these vital pieces of equipment. They’re so much more than machines – they’re life-savers!”