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 646

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

Happy Christmas to all staff, babies and their families from the NICU unit. Thank you for all of your hard work when Leo Reynolds was in your care. From Leo's Mum & Dad and Tottenhoe play group.

Donation by Julia Reynold on 20/12/15


Instead of Xmas cards this year we are donating what we would have spent to NICU.Without NICU our son Arthur Bradbury (Holman) wouldn't be here and celebrating his 3rd Xmas - Love Tom & Kayleigh

Donation by Arthur, Tom & Kayleigh Bradbury on 13/12/15


In loving memory of Hannah and Isobel Hooker

Donation by Karen B on 25/11/15

In loving memory of Frankie James White. One year on and we miss you so much little man xxx

Donation by Sinead, Nathan and Ronnie xxx on 20/11/15


+ £3.75 Gift Aid

In memory of Frankie, much wanted grandson, nephew and cousin, who was so lovingly cared for by amazing doctors and nurses, during his very short life. Always in our thoughts but especially today xx

Donation by Dalvarez Family on 20/11/15


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Half marathon Luton 2015 on behalf of L&D hospital neonatal ICU. Thanks for big support for friends and family.

Donation by saeid on 31/10/15


+ £38.75 Gift Aid

Our daughters were both born preterm and thanks to neonatal units like these , they have grown up to be lovely young ladies. Following an event at home, friends donated to raise this amount.

Donation by Sanjiv & Vinita Manjure on 28/10/15


+ £125.25 Gift Aid

Donation from Royston Modified charity evening as a thankyou for everything you have done for little Max.

Donation by Darren Bull on 07/10/15


Donation by Harpenden Charity Golf Day on 27/09/15


+ £162.50 Gift Aid

In loving memory of James Stephen

Donation by Anonymous on 24/09/15


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

In memory of Phoebe Hope Duggan who was so lovingly looked after during her short life

Donation by Anonymous on 25/08/15


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

The most loving and amazing care given to our son Arthur James over Christmas 2014. He is now a very healthy bouncing baby. Thank you thank you for everything.

Donation by Sally Fawcitt on 05/08/15


+ £10.00 Gift Aid

Loving memories of our much loved Son, Little Brother, Grandson, Great Grandson, Nephew, Cousin and Great Nephew...........Luke William Mainwaring...Love You Always, Sweet Dreams xxxx

Donation by Alison, Adrian & Bethany Mainwaring on 04/08/15


+ £100.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/08/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

God bless

Donation by Anonymous on 31/07/15


+ £5.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£42,456.89
  • Offline donations£829,809.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£872,265.89
  • Gift Aid£9,369.16

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