Donations from Vygon support life-saving work in aid of Ukraine’s most vulnerable

By Nick Batten on 21 February, 2024

Medical equipment from the Swindon-based manufacturer, Vygon UK, is being used in maternity hospitals across Ukraine and Poland.

The leading medical device company is supporting the life-changing work of award-winning Wanda Warrington, known as Wendy, in the form of vital medical equipment donations to hospitals in need.

The Bolton-based midwife’s nursing care, midwifery and humanitarian aid efforts have been making headlines since the start of the war in Ukraine. 

Wendy’s 20 trips to Ukraine and Poland to date, have seen her, husband Simon and their team deliver containers filled with food, medical supplies, and equipment to some of the areas most badly affected. 

Among these items are Vygon’s Neohelp™ thermal regulation suits. These sterile heat-loss prevention suits, which are designed primarily to support critically ill babies, are being used in maternity hospitals in Rivne, Chernihiv and Zaporizhzhia, among others. Since Wendy first reached out to the company, Vygon has donated more than £1,000 worth of life-saving product and, according to Wendy, these have proved invaluable.

She said, “We greatly appreciate the generous donation of essential medical devices such as Neohelp™. Donations such as these make a real difference to the day-to-day efforts of professionals working in very challenging conditions to provide vital aid and healthcare to women and children caught up in the conflict.”

Wendy, who has also been heavily involved in setting up ante and post-natal clinics in both Poland and Ukraine, won ‘The Best Midwife’ award at The Sun’s Who Cares Wins Awards, in recognition of her tireless work. 

Katie Kingston, Head of Marketing and Communications at Vygon UK, said, “Wendy does incredible work to provide Ukrainian and Polish colleagues in maternity hospitals with medical equipment and supplies. We are grateful to the volunteers for making such a difference, and it’s humbling to be able to play a small part in equipping teams with the tools they need to provide quality care to pregnant women and newborn babies, who are often in urgent need of medical assistance.”

For more information about Vygon and its life-saving range of medical devices, visit: www.vygon.co.uk

Pictured above: Wendy (front) and a team of volunteers distribute aid and baby boxes