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

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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.

Raising money for

Run by The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Charitable Fund

Charity Registration No. 1058704

Donations 661

From Evie and Beth Healy. Thanks for everything you did for us earlier this year.

Donation by Anonymous on 18/05/16

Thank you for taking great care of our son

Donation by Anonymous on 14/05/16


+ £137.50 Gift Aid

Stuart generously contributed his leaving collection to the worth cause!

Donation by Stuart Read on 03/05/16


Just a little something for all you done for my grandson Kaiser

Donation by Jack Duffin on 30/04/16


For all the care you have provided for my Best friends little twins Ruby and Lola. All I have heard is great things about all the care and support you provide

Donation by Mandy, Richard & Zachary Eldridge on 20/04/16


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Worthy cause

Donation by Anon on 03/04/16


+ £30.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 03/04/16


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

To the wonderful staff at NICU, thank you so very much for the exemplary care you gave our daughter when she was born 3 months early. Bavani is in Year 7 now and doing well at school. Lots of love.

Donation by Shankari Dhinakharan on 03/04/16


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Ranmal Gorania on 26/03/16


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Funds raised from our Easter Snakes & Ladders challenge. Love to all those who need the amazing services L&D's NICU provides.

Donation by ArjoHuntleigh on 24/03/16


From Joe, his mummy and daddy and brother Ben, with thanks. x

Donation by Anonymous on 15/03/16


Donation from Hawking House at Queensbury Academy, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Donation by Anonymous on 07/03/16


Arthur Bradbury (Holman) - In appreciation of your care

Donation by Auntie Ann on 25/02/16


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

From Teddy & Daisy on their 3rd Birthday. We spent 3 weeks in the NICU bubble in 2013. All the staff in there were just wonderful. T&D both fit & well; currently wreaking havoc in the Watford area.

Donation by Steve Harding & Anna Robinson on 22/02/16


Thank you for the wonderful care you gave to my grandson, Bradley Paul Richards, when he was born 8 weeks early. You are all such caring people.

Donation by Diane Richards on 16/02/16


Im donating my maternity leave gift. Thankfully I didnt need the care provided by the NICU. However, I had amazing care when I had complications post-labour so would like to show my support to the L&D

Donation by Kathryn Imrie on 19/01/16


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

In loving memory of our beautiful son Matthew on his 5th birthday. Our little star shining bright. We love and miss you very much. Mummy, Daddy and Daniel xxx

Donation by Jodie Turner on 14/01/16

This from donations from friends and relatives of mine at my 75th birthday party and is in memory of my great grandson Henry Elmer. I never got chance to say hello before it was time to say goodbye.

Donation by Joy Clarke on 11/01/16


Donation by Anonymous on 11/01/16


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Colin Hazell on 05/01/16


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Thank you for looking after my grandson Callum. This is money raised from my annual belly dancing hafla. Thank you for all your hard work and endless devotion to all the babies you look after.

Donation by Isla West on 29/12/15


Our son Joshua spent 4 weeks in nicu when he was born 13 weeks early. He's now 14 months and a belting little boy. We owe so much to l&d.

Donation by Anonymous on 25/12/15


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

For my sister-in-law, Louise Snoxell, in grateful thanks for the survival of my niece, Ellin, now a healthy and happy 10 year old 😍 Merry Christmas xx

Donation by Sarah & Daisy Bates on 24/12/15


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

In loving memory of Phoebe Hope Duggan. Lots of love to your family this Christmas.

Donation by Abi, Simon, Mackenzie and Theo xx on 23/12/15


Donation by Anonymous on 22/12/15

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£45,365.52
  • Offline donations£829,809.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£875,174.52
  • Gift Aid£9,848.16

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