New facility is making it easier for new mums

New Parent facilities at Scarborough Special Care Baby unit.Fundraiser Nigel Wood,Ward Manager Sharon Addey,Sally Alexander,Maya Richardson,Howard Berridge with Freddie James,Freya Oliver.Picture Richard Ponter 132902
New Parent facilities at Scarborough Special Care Baby unit.Fundraiser Nigel Wood,Ward Manager Sharon Addey,Sally Alexander,Maya Richardson,Howard Berridge with Freddie James,Freya Oliver.Picture Richard Ponter 132902
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Parents, children and staff are benefitting from new facilities at Scarborough Hospital’s special care baby unit following a £50,000 revamp.

Before the renovation work was carried out, mums were not able to have their baby in the same room as them on a night time.

Now, instead of just two bedrooms with an entrance from the corridor, there is a suite with a lounge, dining area, two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen.

The renovation was made possible by donations and fundraising to the tune of £30,000, plus two gifts of £10,000 from Scarborough Rotary Club and Scarborough Hospital’s League of Friends.

Maya Richardson, Scarborough Hospital’s community fundraiser, said: “The new facility now means that mums can now bring their baby in with them on a night.

“If they have other children, dad can bring them in and they can have some time together as a family. It helps keep that family environment going.”

Maya added: “The aim was to make it like a home from home, but all the facilities are still there if they’re needed.

“The nurses are just a buzz away.” The unit has now been in use for around a month and feedback has been very positive, both from families and nursing staff.