An award-winning midwife from Bolton has helped Ukraine's most vulnerable since the invasion began almost two years ago – and most recently she has been supported with a donation of equipment.

The life-changing work of Wanda Warrington is being supported by leading medical device company Vygon UK, in the form of vital medical equipment donations to hospitals in need.

The Bolton-based midwife’s nursing care, midwifery and humanitarian aid efforts have been making headlines since the start of the war in Ukraine.

Wendy who has so far taken 20 trips to Ukraine and Poland to date, have seen her, husband Simon and their team deliver containers filled with food, medical supplies, and equipment to some of the area’s most badly affected.

And amongst these items are Vygon’s Neohelp™ thermal regulation suits.

These sterile heat-loss prevention suits, which are designed primarily to support critically ill babies, are being used in maternity hospitals in Rivne, Chernihiv and Zaporizhzhia, among others.

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Since Wendy first reached out to the company, Vygon has donated more than £1,000 worth of life-saving products and, according to Wendy, these have proved invaluable.

She said: “We greatly appreciate the generous donation of essential medical devices such as Neohelp.

“Donations such as these make a real difference to the day-to-day efforts of professionals working in very challenging conditions to provide vital aid and healthcare to women and children caught up in the conflict.”

Wendy, who has also been heavily involved in setting up ante and post-natal clinics in both Poland and Ukraine, won ‘The Best Midwife’ award at The Sun's Who Cares Wins Awards, in recognition of her tireless work.

Katie Kingston, Head of Marketing and Communications at Vygon UK, said: “Wendy does incredible work to provide Ukrainian and Polish colleagues in maternity hospitals with medical equipment and supplies.

“We are grateful to the volunteers for making such a difference, and it’s humbling to be able to play a small part in equipping teams with the tools they need to provide quality care to pregnant women and newborn babies, who are often in urgent need of medical assistance.”

For more information about Vygon and its life-saving range of medical devices, visit

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