There were smiles all round at Good Hope last week as the Hospital held a special celebration to mark five years of life-saving fundraising for premature babies.
A fantastic £516 was raised for the Special Care Baby Unit at the Hospital from the day, with cake sale and tombola. Mums and babies past and present came along to celebrate the fantastic job the staff on the unit do saving lives.
Fiona Howes, lead nurse on the Special Care Baby Unit, said: “We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who came along on the day, from the mums and babies who are now doing so well, to everyone who came along and donated generously. The money will go a significant way towards our patients and help us continue to provide the very best care to the mums and babies we have here on the Unit.”
“The money will go towards the Trust Charity and its appeal, Newborns in Need, which has raised over £150,000 for the neonatal units at both Good Hope and Heartlands Hospitals. The fund was set up to support the care of premature and sick babies at the Hospitals. Each year, the Hospitals care for over 1,000 babies from the region who need specialist care to keep them alive. Some babies are born four months early and weigh as little as one pound.