Nine week old Henry has only spent four days at home since birth. Due to his rare condition he has spent most of his life in various hospitals and at only four weeks old he had complex surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
Although Henry will need further procedures and ongoing care at GOSH, last week they confirmed that he was well enough to be transferred back home to Leeds General Infirmary where Henry and his parents could have the support of their friends and family.
Due to his complex needs and fragile state, the 200 mile journey by road ambulance had been ruled out. However, Henry’s parents, Shevonne and Ben, were thrilled to find out Lucy Air Ambulance for Children would be able to transfer Henry by plane.
After waiting over a week for a bed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Leeds General Infirmary, we were finally able to transfer him from Northolt to Leeds. Our plane enabled us to support Henry’s complex respiratory needs by use of a transport humidification system.
Shevonne and Ben are so relieved to be home with Henry and he is settling in well at the PICU in Leeds.