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.