Westfield Health supports Tiny Hearts appeal.

Ben Dockerill, Steve Wragg, Graham Moore and new mum Helen Dixon with her baby Thomas

A fundraising campaign to support the development of a £1million state of the art special care baby unit in Barnsley has been boosted by Westfield Health.

We've donated £10,000 to the Tiny Hearts Appeal, led by Barnsley Hospital Charity, which will create a purpose built special care baby unit at Barnsley Hospital to provide vital care for the hospital’s most vulnerable babies.

The new unit will house 15 cots, state of the art neonatal equipment and a family area, which will include two en suite parent rooms, a parent sitting room, sibling play area, feeding room and kitchen facilities.

It will be located on the same floor as the hospital’s new birthing centre, which will allow the two teams to work closer together and make transferring patients between the units quicker and easier.

Last year alone, the hospital’s existing unit cared for 300 families, providing specialist care for babies born from 27 weeks.

Steve Wragg, Chairman of Barnsley Hospital Charity, said: “The brand new special care baby unit will be created with our patients and their specific needs in mind, ensuring it provides the best possible care to patients and the best environment for families.

“The new unit will also give our dedicated staff more space to deliver specialist care, meaning they can adapt to the needs of each patient and their family.

“We are extremely grateful to Westfield Health for their incredibly generous donation and it means we are a step closer to achieving our fundraising goal.”

Pictured above: Lead nurse Ben Dockerill, Steve Wragg, Graham Moore and new mum Helen Dixon with her baby Thomas, who weighs just 2 lbs 5 oz.

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