Bradford Hospitals’ Charity is working alongside the Neonatal Unit to raise £500,000 to create extended accommodation for parents to stay close to their babies.
Bradford’s Neonatal Unit cares for around 500 premature and sick babies every year. Approximately one baby in 10 requires admission to the unit, which takes babies from all over the Yorkshire and Humber region. Staff provide intensive care treatments to babies born as early as 23 weeks.
The unit currently has a small area for families to sit, and a small kitchen, neither of which are big enough to accommodate all parents. We believe that – like the babies who are cared for and treated on the unit – our families deserve the best. We would like to refurbish and extend all our facilities to make the unit a true home-from-home.
While the unit currently has two bedrooms to accommodate parents, the appeal aims to raise enough money to:
- Build an extension of five additional bedrooms
- Create an outdoor garden for parents to be able to reflect in peace and quiet
- Refurbish the communal kitchen and living facilities
- Refurbish sibling play areas and purchase a range of toys and distraction activities
Nothing can prepare families for their time on the Neonatal Unit, but we can make it that little bit more bearable.
You can see images of draft plans below.
If you would like to support our appeal in any way, please give our charity office a call on 01274 274809.
Please find links to the Neonatal Unit’s social media channels at the bottom of the page, where you can keep up-to-date about news from the unit.