There have been two ‘new additions’ in the Special Care Baby Unit at South Tyneside District Hospital.
The League of Friends of South Tyneside Hospitals donated £2,650 for replacement cots.
Sister Lilian Malcolm said: “The cots are made of Perspex and we have to replace them quite frequently.
“Although the cost for a standard cot is about £500, we asked the League of Friends if they would help us to buy special variable height ones as replacements.
“These give easier access for parents, especially mothers in wheelchairs following a surgical delivery, and for staff working at the cot-side.
“On behalf of parents and staff, we’d like to say a big thank you to the League of Friends for their generosity.”