Cots donated to Macclesfield maternity unit

New neonatal cots have been donated to the maternity ward at Macclesfield Hospital.

The cots, secured with a donation from children’s charity MedEquip4Kids, provide a safe environment for parents to place their new arrivals in at their bedside.

Each baby born on the ward needs a cot to maintain sleep safety, with the donated cots also providing storage space underneath for storing relevant medical equipment and records.

Emma Galsworthy, Deputy Head of Midwifery at East Cheshire NHS Trust said, “It was really lovely to have the new cots . . . and to see babies being delivered once again in Macclesfield Hospital.

“The cots not only look new and modern compared to what we had previously, but they also provide the women with a safe environment to place their newborn in at their bedside.”

Children’s charity, MedEquip4Kids improves the health and wellbeing of babies and children in the UK by providing equipment and facilities not available from limited NHS resources. 

Evelyn Glarvey, Projects Co-ordinator at MedEquip4Kids said: “Improving the patient experience is a key part of our remit at MedEquip4Kids, so we were delighted to be able to provide these neo natal cots for Macclesfield District General Hospital.

“It’s fantastic to see new mums and babies benefiting from the new equipment, which is contributing to a safe and comfortable environment in the maternity unit. We’d like to say a special thank you to all the donors who helped us make this possible.”

East Cheshire NHS Charity goes above and beyond standard Government funding to make your local NHS that extra special. From supporting staff health and wellbeing to providing toys to brighten up our young patients’ days to making long stay patients feel more at home – their mission is to make a visible difference. They raise funds to support Macclesfield District General Hospital, Knutsford Community Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and a range of community services.

If you’d like to get involved in fundraising for East Cheshire NHS Charity, as an individual, group or workplace, get in touch with the fundraising team on  or visit

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