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



Thank you

L&D Fundraising Team J

Raising money for

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund

Charity Registration No. 1058704

The Luton and Dunstable Hospital provides a wide range of general and specialist services to 350,000 people. All money raised by the charity allows the hospital to enhance it's services and provide a safe and more comfortable environment for our patients and their families.

Donations 615

Had some super treatment so far in the EPU etc and the maternity ward and all staff do a fantastic job. A great cause x

Donation by Heather Strain on 16/03/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

You guys do a tremendous job! May Allah swt bless you all!

Donation by Baby Shareen on 28/02/15

In memory of Sofia Moore

Donation by Adam on 24/02/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

In memory of Sofia Nicole Moore

Donation by Jake Durbridge on 22/02/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

In loving memory of my gorgeous goddaughter Sofia Nicole Moore

Donation by Daryl Smith on 22/02/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

In memory of Sofia Moore.

Donation by Kevin Hilton on 22/02/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

In memory of Sofia Nicole Moore

Donation by Mark Everitt on 22/02/15


+ £3.13 Gift Aid

From Teddy & Daisy. 2 today. Thanks to all the angels at the NICU

Donation by Steve & Anna on 22/02/15


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

For beautiful Phoebe, wishing her all the very best xxx

Donation by Leyla on 20/02/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

For the beautiful Phoebe Read xxx

Donation by Alex, Glenn, Jack & Oliver Waker xxx on 20/02/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

For the gorgeous Phoebe xxx

Donation by Anonymous on 18/02/15


+ £15.75 Gift Aid

Donation by jeni read on 16/02/15


+ £2.75 Gift Aid

To celebrate the christening of Arthur Bradbury (Holman). A gorgeous little boy who was cared for by the NICU at the L & D.

Donation by Sarah-Louise xxx on 15/02/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Felicity Gray on 14/02/15


+ £5.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Amy Vassell on 12/02/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Frankie White x

Donation by Catherine on 10/02/15


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Frankie White xx

Donation by Turns on 09/02/15


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

For Connie. Born L&D 04.02.14. 1lb 4oz. With all our thanks & love from Dan & Lizzie, David & Ilse, Chris & Sue, Emma, Maureen, Jane & Mick, Mavis, Jean, John & Cameron, Theresa & all at Cambspol FCR

Donation by Dan, Lizzie & Connie Thomas on 07/02/15


+ £425.00 Gift Aid

Dear Jen and family, you have all come so far and been through so much, keep strong, little Phoebe is putting up a BIG fight! We are backing her all the way! From your RBS colleagues

Donation by CCS Team on 06/02/15


+ £15.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 04/02/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

We sold our penguins to raise a bit more! Can never thank you enough for everything you did for baby Riley Billington and family. He's beautiful! From Tui Reclaims Team xx

Donation by Dan, Georgina, Raheela & Yvonne on 25/01/15


+ £18.75 Gift Aid

In recognition of your wonderful care for Arthur Bradbury (Holman) born 3 September 2013. A precious addition to our family.

Donation by Auntie Ann on 21/01/15


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

In loving memory of our beautiful son Matthew on his 4th birthday. We love and miss you very much. All our love always Mummy, Daddy and Daniel xxxx

Donation by Jodie, Gary & Daniel Turner on 14/01/15

Jeans Day collections from The Grass Roots Group staff based in Tring and Wendover, as part of the 'Strengthening Community Roots' programme

Donation by Anonymous on 09/01/15


Thank you for doing a marvelous job from everyone at Media Safety Ltd

Donation by Media Safety Ltd on 07/01/15

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£38,686.68
  • Offline donations£829,809.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£868,495.68
  • Gift Aid£8,709.91

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