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raised of £500 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £410 to The Keep Me Close Campaign (I'm sky diving!) which aims to provide new accommodation for the Dads of babies that are cared for on the ward.

    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd July 2018

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    Baby Jessica was born with pneumonia which resulted in her having to be kept in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Derriford Hospital as she was classed as Highly Dependant.
    This charity aims to produce new accommodation for the parents and more importantly the Fathers. Currently Dads are not permitted to stay overnight which was a real concern for my partner Jorja with a huge fear of Hospitals and massively frustrating for me having to travel back and forth from home to make sure that not so little Jessica is improving, which she has been!

    The Keep me Close campaign is aimed at providing new and improved parental accommodation for the parents of babies we care for on the ward. Because of the nature of the babies we care for, the parents of the babies are encouraged to remain close by as, sadly, the lives of their children hang in the balance and we always want to ensure they are close by if we need to obtain approval for some treatment or in the worst cases, so that they can be with their babies in their final moments. During the time a baby is on the ward, we house as many parents as possible in our on-site accommodation. This is generally reserved for those parents who did not live in Plymouth so that they did not have a long travel in case they had to be involved in their baby's treatment or discussions with the medical professionals. As you can imagine on an Intensive Care Unit, conditions can worsen very quickly. Currently we are only able to house four sets of parents.

    It has long been the dream of the hospital staff to provide better accommodation for the parents of the babies they care for and to provide a greater number of rooms to enable all “out of area” parents to remain on site for the duration of their baby’s care. These parents are dealing with an incredibly stressful time and creating a "home from home" would really help to take away a small amount of this stress by enabling life to remain as normal as possible under the circumstances.



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      • S Rider

        S Rider

        Mar 6, 2018

        Great idea Joe, well done, it’s a great scheme and a testomy to the wonderful support that Jessica has been given. We are delighted that she has progressed so quickly.Brave Boy!! Nanna & Grandad xx


      • Amber Thomas

        Amber Thomas

        Mar 5, 2018

      • Marcus Armitage

        Marcus Armitage

        Mar 5, 2018


      • Jack Green

        Jack Green

        Mar 5, 2018

        Hope you reach the target mate! Always willing to help. 👍🏽


      • Laura


        Mar 5, 2018

        Good luck with the campaign you three :) With love from Laura and Steve.

      • Julian Thomas

        Julian Thomas

        Mar 5, 2018

        Good luck!

      • Jenny Davis

        Jenny Davis

        Mar 5, 2018

        Such a good cause joe.xx


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