I'm supporting Wexham Park Hospital Neonatal Unit, because 5 days after my nephew Newton was born in July 2017 he was admitted to the Unit, after losing 18.5% of his birth weight. Newton was born with a tongue tie and had a lot of difficulty feeding during those critical first few days. With the support and close monitoring of the staff in the Neonatal Unit he made amazing improvements, and was able to go home after a week. He is now doing fantastically well and is steadily gaining weight.
It was hugely important that both my sister and her husband were able to stay overnight on the ward throughout Newton's stay in hospital, using facilities supported by Frimley Health Charity. So to thank the wonderful NHS staff and support them to keep providing fantastic care and support to poorly new-borns and their families I am fundraising for the Unit in Newton's honour.