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The Countess Charity

The Babygrow Appeal

Fundraising for Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Charitable Funds

raised by 477 supporters

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Charitable Funds

We have over 80 funds to support, enhance & improve patient care

Charity Registration No. 1050015


Our Neonatal Unit was built in 1974 and is now outdated in terms of décor and design. Our charity exists not to replace NHS services, but to provide the ‘extras’ over and above core NHS services by enhancing and improving facilities for our patients.

The Babygrow Appeal is the largest project the COCH Charity has ever undertaken...

To date we have raised £1.75 million for the Babygrow Appeal! Help us raise £550k this year which will enable work to commence on this urgently needed upgraded space!

'Why do hospitals have charities?' is a question we are often asked. The answer is donations to the charity are not used to replace core NHS funding but are used enhance facilities, and improve the environment for out patients and their families, to ensure the best possible patient experience is provided.

The NHS currently funds a neonatal unit with all the staffing and equipment needed to provide an excellent standard of clinical care but the unit is small, outdated, with little natural light or a separate counseling room. These are all areas that will be addressed in the design and building of a new unit that will be double the size of what currently exists.
If you would like to get involved and support our charity please contact us! Scroll down to read a family story to hear, first hand, why we need a bigger unit.
"Our twins Matthew and Elin were born at 26 weeks in 2007.  They were extremely poorly and spent 11 weeks in Intensive Care. During this time we experienced what can only be described as a massive rollercoaster of highs and lows, not knowing from one day to the next whether they would survive.  Matthew and Elin are now two lively five year olds and we have no doubt that without the outstanding and dedicated care of the staff in the Neonatal Unit, it could have been a very different story.

                                                                                                                                    Richard and Monica Hogg


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