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In November 2015 my son Jude was born via C Section at 34 weeks gestation at the Nottingham City Hospital . After his birth Jude was taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for support to maintain his oxygen levels and body temperature. Jude received excellent care from all of the staff on the unit. Not only did they deliver a high standard of medical care, but they also made sure to take time to explain everything that was happening and provide us with emotional support at such a scary time for any parent. My wife was too unwell to visit Jude initially, but the staff on the NICU made sure she was given regular updates about his condition; including bringing her photographs of him during the night.
We were very lucky that Jude only had to spend 36 hours on the unit before he was well enough to join his mum on the ward. However, we did meet some families with much smaller, earlier babies who were spending weeks or even months on the NICU. I want to raise some money for the unit so that they can continue to give a great service to the babies and families they look after.
Money raised recently has helped to fund:
- The refurbishment of the parents sitting room which is used by families who are staying in the Transitional Care Bedrooms
- A new infant flow Sipap system which provides non invasive ventilator support for babies
- Therapeutic positioning aids which are critical for the development of neonatal babies
- Three 'cuddle cots' for the unit. These cots enable bereaved parents to say goodbye to their baby in their own time.
Please sponsor me whatever you can.