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Suzanne Reynolds, paediatric matron, Kilali Ominu Evbota, paediatric consultant receive a cheque from Colin Goodwin and Maurice Brijlall from Unit 7

Children with suspected asthma will get a more accurate diagnosis thanks to a respiratory machine donated by a local nightspot.

Unit 7, at Basildon’s Festival Leisure Park, applied for a grant from their parent company Deltic to pay for the Spirometer and FeNO machine.

The machine is designed to test lung function in children with breathing problems and will help give more accurate diagnosis and demonstrate improvements in health over time.

The machine has an animation on the monitor to help and encourage the child during the test; while the parent is reassured that the investigation is successful.

Kilali Ominu Evbota, paediatric consultant, said: “It’s very exciting to be getting this piece of kit and we are incredibly thankful for the donation. I believe Basildon will be the first hospital in Essex to do FeNO measurement in children.”

Unit 7 raised the money through their Give a Kid a Quid initiative and applied to the Echo Trust, which is the charity of the Deltic group that owns Unit 7, for a grant.

Colin Goodwin, Unit 7 manager, said: “It’s great to be working in partnership with Basildon University Hospital and to know that our customer’s money is going to a piece of kit that will help children in their local community.”

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