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Wo-He-Lo Sale to support equipment for neonatal and pediatric units at the QEH – October 12, 2018

QEH Neonatal Clinical Lead Bonnie Fraser, RN, left, showcases the many features of the NeoBlue Light and Bili Blanket System to Wo-He-Lo Club President, Judi O’Hanley.

CHARLOTTETOWN – The Wo-He-Lo Club is once again supporting the purchase of priority medical equipment for the Island’s most fragile babies of the QEH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and pediatric unit with their Annual Fall Clothing Sale. The sale is taking place this week at the QEH on October 17, 18 and 19 and Wo-He-Lo members are looking for your support to help these tiny patients and their families.

Bonnie Fraser, Neonatal Clinical Lead of the QEH Nursery and the NICU, says the priority item this year is a NeoBlue Light and Bili Blanket phototherapy system to be used by both the neonatal and pediatric unit.

“This system treats jaundice babies, both term and pre-term.” says Fraser.

Fraser adds sometimes babies develop jaundice at home and they have to be re-admitted and must go to the pediatric unit.

Baby Mannequin under the phototherapy system.

“The new equipment will cost approximately $25,000 and replaces an old system purchased when the QEH first opened so we are excited about this week’s upcoming sale.”

Wo-He-Lo Club President, Judi O’Hanley, says this upcoming sale will feature another great selection of high-quality, gently used clothing. “As fall is upon us, we invite Islanders to check out our large selection of fall and winter fashions. We have beautiful dresses for the upcoming holiday season as well as business and casual clothes for both men and women at great prices. We also have plenty of shoes and boots, along with purses, belts and jewelry. There’s something for everybody.”

The sale takes place at the QEH on the third floor in Classroom A and B beginning Wednesday, October 17 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.