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Table quiz to be held in aid of Portlaoise Hospital Special Care baby unit

A table quiz is being organised for the Special Care baby unit in the Midland Regional Hospital in Humes Pub on Main Street in Portlaoise on Thursday November 22.

The Special Care Baby Unit was established in 2002.

It provides vital care for babies (mostly premature), who need specialist support after birth.

These can be babies struggling to maintain their temperature or babies born with infections who require antibiotics.

Very sick babies need help breathing and maintaining oxygen levels, or have problems feeding and require tube feeding.

The unit is currently in need of funding to buy equipment such as breast pumps, heated cots, cubicle screens and other items.

Tables for the quiz cost €10 per person, with a maximum of four people per table.

All support is very much welcome with plenty of prizes to be won on the night.

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