28th November 2017

Supporting our hospitals

Greg Johnston

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Breast Pump donation to SCBU at West Cumberland Hospital

As we promised on World Prematurity Day (17th November) we are proud to announce the first (that’s right, there is more to come!) of our projects to help support the sick children and their parents on the SCBU at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven.

We are incredibly proud to donate one of the Medela Breast Pumps to the ward to help mums feed their babies. This is an incredibly important, and expensive, piece of equipment which has a huge impact on the life of a premature baby, or one who struggles to feed after birth. It is well documented and proven that the best thing for a baby is its own mothers milk – and this pump allows the mums on the ward to express milk to be fed to their baby, even if the baby is in an incubator or being tube fed.

This project is one incredibly close to our hearts. Due to Evie being a TOF (tracheoesophageal fistula) baby she was never able to swallow – however, thanks to there being one of these fabulous machines on the ward at the RVI Evie was able to have milk from her mum. It was so important for Evie and Jill, and for us to be able to support so many families in SCBU and help them have that same bond is incredible. It makes us very proud to have the machine on the unit with Evie’s green heart stickers on the side!

We will be announcing another, even bigger project we are working on to support the babies and families in SCBU at West Cumberland Hospital in the coming months! Stay tuned folks!