Company thanks Alder Hey for saving new born baby’s life


A fifth-generation family business based in Warrington has given a donation and heart-felt thank you to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Charity for helping save the life of an employee’s new-born baby.

Pickerings Lifts, based in Warrington, wanted to show its gratitude to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital after they nursed baby Mabon, son of lift engineer Adam Mitchell, back to health.

Mabon, who is now a happy, bubbly seven-month-old, was born in Bangor Hospital in May with breathing problems. Adam and his partner, Angharad Derham, were told that Mabon might not make it through the night.

He was transferred to Glan Clwyd Hospital, in Wales, where it was discovered that he had fluid around his lungs.

He was given chest drains and the clinical team managed to stabilise him and bring him off a ventilator. However, they couldn’t find out why Mabon was struggling to breathe so he was sent to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. More detailed scans with specialist equipment at Alder Hey gave Mabon’s consultant, Dr Mayell, a better understanding of the condition of his lungs and after two weeks of treatment, baby Mabon made a full recovery.

The £200 donation is a welcome boost to the Hospital which provides world-class healthcare for children and young people.

The Hospital is equipped with 270 beds, including 48 critical care beds for patients in ICU, HDU and Burns, together with 16 digitally enhanced operating theatres. The majority of children and their families have their own room and en-suite facilities along with views of a lush, green park outside their bedroom window.

Lift engineer Adam was quick to praise the Alder Hey team saying: “We will be forever grateful to the doctors and nurses at Alder Hey who did a fantastic job and helped our family through a very difficult time.”

Pickerings Lifts is committed to supporting its local communities across the UK and are involved in a large number of charity-focused initiatives that improve the lives and outcomes of local people.

Elinor Freestone, corporate partnerships manager, at Alder Hey Children’s Charity said: We are really grateful to everyone at Pickerings Lifts. It is only with the support from our local communities that we can continue our work funding activities and projects that are designed to enhance and improve the lives of our young patients.”

Pickerings Lifts, a fifth-generation, family-owned business, is the UK’s leading lift specialist. Established over 160 years ago, the company has a national network of depots that specify, design, install, upgrade, maintain and repair all types of lifts, escalators, loading systems and mobility equipment across many sectors, for many different kinds of businesses.

Pic L-R Adam Mitchell, Elinor Freestone, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Charity and Alan McEvatt from Pickerings Lifts.


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