CHARITY OF THE MONTH
Worcester Royal Hospital Neonatal Unit
Why have we chosen them?
In October 2019, our owners son was born prematurely and cared for by the Worcester Royal Hospital Neonatal Unit. After three miscarriages, Aimee fell pregnant with her son unexpectedly just before she started her IVF journey.
After a difficult pregnancy, at just 25 weeks, her waters broke and she was admitted to Birmingham Women's Hospital on bedrest. Two and a half weeks later, on 22nd October 2019 at 23.53, her beautiful little boy James was born at 27 weeks and 3 days gestation weighing just 2lbs 2ozs.
They spent 79 days on the Neonatal Unit being looked after and cared for by a team of Doctors, Nurses and support workers who gave their all to both herself and the other parents on the unit at the time, to care and support families and their premature babies.
"Simply put, there is just no way in the world I can ever repay all those who work on the neonatal unit for giving my little boy life. Having already gone through three losses, I came to terms on the operating table that I had lost this baby too.
"The work they do on that unit and that of Transitional Care, is just unbelievable. The pure love they have for every baby who comes into their care is just unmeasurable and I saw first hand the devastation they also ensure whilst having to stay strong, when things don't go to plan - witnessing things I don't ever wish parents to have to go through."
Throughout May and June, all tips from service will be matched by SIP and donated to the unit to help provide support for parents of premature and sick babies.