The rebrand to Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity was announced at the launch of an appeal to raise £150,000 for new equipment
Yorkhill Children’s Charity has rebranded as Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity.
The charity made the change after the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, which it raised funds for relocated from Yorkhill to the Royal Hospital for Children, next to new The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow in Govan.
As part of the process, the charity has maintained its logo of two plasters crossed over and purple lettering but has changed its website to glasgowchildrenshospitalcharity.org.
Shona Cardle, chief executive of the charity, officially announced the rebrand by launching an appeal to fund a £150,000 surgical microscope which can be used in a range of procedures including facial reconstruction, cleft surgery, tumour removal and lower limb reconstruction.
Although our name has changed, our commitment to providing the best possible care for Scotland’s children remains resolute
“We’ve been at the heart of the Royal Hospital for Children since it opened its doors in June last year and although our name has changed, our commitment to providing the best possible care for Scotland’s children remains resolute,” she said.
“The hospital treats children from across Scotland, and this microscope will make a huge difference to outcomes for young patients and their families.”
According to a senior surgeon at the new hospital, the potential impact of the surgical microscope on the lives of patients cannot be understated.
The level of detail provided by the microscope, which would be the first of its kind in a children’s hospital in Scotland, gives surgeons the ability to make more informed decisions, reducing the psychological distress children often experience as a result of multiple operations.
Craig Russell, lead for paediatric plastic surgery, said: “Having a reconstructive, surgical microscope with fluorescence will enable surgeons like myself to know that the tissue they are moving around the body, has a sufficient blood supply before and after the ‘move.’
“This will be a great benefit to our surgical procedures, and often minimise the need for repeat surgery.
“We would like to encourage and thank everyone across Scotland for supporting Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and their appeal to help support babies, children and young people treated at Scotland’s largest children’s hospital.”