L&D NICU APPEAL
1 in 7 babies born at the L&D requires specialist care
Every year the Luton and Dunstable Hospital’s (L&D) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) treats over 900 premature and critically ill full-term babies. We offer the highest level of neonatal intensive care possible and are one of only three high-level neonatal units in the East of England.
Because of this and an increasing birth rate, demand for our specialist services has significantly outstripped resources.
The Luton and DunstableHospital is building a new, bigger unit with more cots and better facilities to help treat even more babies. The NICU Appeal has been launched to raise additional funds to buy extra equipment and enhance the Unit to ensure that all the babies are treated in the best possible environment.
This new state-of-the-art facility will feature leading edge technology and accommodate up to 46 cots.
It will also include much needed facilities for parents who want to stay close to their baby, including overnight accommodation, a breast-feeding room and two family rooms. These facilities will allow the NICU team to support parents more effectively whilst their baby is poorly and also when preparing them to take their baby home.
We need your help to raise an extra £1.5 million to help equip and enhance the new Unit. With all its specialist equipment the unit will be able to treat around 300 more babies each year and save even more precious lives.
Your support will make a huge difference.
If you would like more information about the Appeal, or would like to discuss fundraising ideas, please contact the Fundraising Team
by calling 01582 718 289
or visiting our website www.ldh.nhs.uk/fundraising
L&D Fundraising Team J