Phoebe Langlands
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Home ventilation scheme gives children Christmas hope

Children who require long-term ventilation can leave hospital more quickly using a new home-based system.

Specialists at the Royal Brompton in London are training parents how to ventilate their babies at home using simpler equipment, halving the amount of time they require in hospital.

Phoebe Langlands suffers from congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, which means she stops breathing when she sleeps and needs to be put on a ventilator.

Her father John says having Phoebe and the equipment at home means the family can spend Christmas together.

  • 22 Dec 2010
  • From the section Health
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