Hywel Dda Health Charities has announced that a new £30,000 incubator has been purchased for Glangwili Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

It has been made possible due to contributions made to the charity, which is the official charity for Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The SCBU at Glangwili Hospital provides support for some of the most vulnerable newborn babies, welcoming families across mid and west Wales.

The new incubator will boast features such as enhanced ease of access, overhead heat to help maintain body warmth, and can even be utilised as an 'open cot' to aid with baby cooling.

Sandra Pegram, the SCBU manager, shared her satisfaction with the purchase. She said: "We are delighted that a new Giraffe Omnibed Incubator has been purchased through charitable funds.

"The new equipment will help care for four babies needing high dependency care and one baby needing intensive stabilisation."

The charity has regularly boosted the unit's capabilities.

Its donations have previously been used to acquire vital equipment including oxygen analysers and a brain activity monitor.

Donations have also helped to improve family comfort and overall experience within the unit.

Nicola Llewelyn, head of Hywel Dda Health Charities, praised the local community's support and explained the significance of their contribution to providing better patient experience through advanced technology: "A huge thank you to everyone whose generous donations have made this possible."