Thanks to our wonderful supporters and a grant awarded by the Morrisons Foundation, we have raised more than £220,000 to fund a brand new, state-of-the-art surgical microscope for the children's hospital.
The microscope will help surgeons like Mr Craig Russell, pictured here with the microscope, when they are performing complex plastic and reconstructive surgery on thousands of children each year. Children like Lewis, who required a lower leg amputation following a quad bike accident. Read Lewis's story >
Mr Russell and his team will now be able to see in detail the blood flow in even the tiniest of veins thanks to the power of the microscope.
This will improve the outcome of surgery and minimise the need for further operations for many children who are treated for facial reconstruction, cleft surgery, tumour removal and lower limb reconstruction.
Our aim is to ensure that our young patients have the best possible care and experience at Scotland's largest children's hospital. By funding this important piece of equipment, we can help to reduce the psychological distress children often experience as a result of multiple operations.