Baby unit launches £50,000 drive

Liz Vincent, left, divisional manager, womens and childrens services at Scarborough Hospital, and Senior Sister Sharon Addey from the Special Care Baby Unit as an appeal is started to raise �50,000 to completely refurbish the tiny SCBU parent bedroom. Picture by Andrew Higgins 120604a
Liz Vincent, left, divisional manager, womens and childrens services at Scarborough Hospital, and Senior Sister Sharon Addey from the Special Care Baby Unit as an appeal is started to raise �50,000 to completely refurbish the tiny SCBU parent bedroom. Picture by Andrew Higgins 120604a
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SCARBOROUGH Hospital’s special care baby unit has launched a £50,000 fundraising drive to improve the parents’ facilities on the ward.

The hospital currently has two rooms close to the unit where parents can stay when their baby is being cared for.

This work will include changes to the layout of the rooms to improve access and security as well as providing a multi-purpose room where parents and siblings can eat, rest and play.

Sister Sharon Addey said: “The rooms have not been updated or decorated for many years, so we want to not only update the rooms but change their access so that they are within the unit’s security system.

“We also plan to create a multi-purpose sitting, dining, family room which families frequently tell us would be beneficial as they currently have no where to eat meals, space to entertain toddlers or to just relax.

“We are often approached by parents who would like to make a donation to the unit and fundraising efforts are always very gratefully received.

“Any new donations that we receive will go towards this worthwhile project and our £50,000 goal.” Please contact Sharon Addey on (01723) 342125.