South Shields baby unit receives special delivery

There have been two '˜new additions' in the Special Care Baby Unit at South Tyneside District Hospital.

Saturday, 3rd September 2016, 9:15 am
League of Friends volunteer Elsie Grant and chairman Maureen Young with Sister Lilian Malcolm and associate specialist paediatrician Dr Rob Bolton.

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.

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“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.”