The NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) Foundation is a non-profit charity that, in partnership with the South West Neonatal Network, supports the delivery of Neonatal Care within the 12 Units across the South West of England.
These NICUs play a significant and life changing role in the lives of so many people across the southwest. With a population of 15 million and growing, the southwest NICUs now need your support more than ever with the 10,000 premature births happening every single year.
With 1 in every 10 babies born prematurely or sick across the UK, NICUs are an all too familiar sight to thousands of parents who are navigating through the most difficult part of their lives. It’s not only babies that need care, parents also need help and support to understand the important role they can play in the child’s development in the first few weeks and how to balance this with the busy lives we lead.
In order to provide expert and dedicated care to babies and their families, NHS staff require expensive training to identify issues as early as possible, often paid for by donations made to local charities. It is vitally important for staff to be kept at the fore front of medical science and the advancement of technology to enable the support of these young lives.
Although NICUs are funded through the NHS, we look to add three important initiatives that close the gap on the care provided:
Thanks to your fundraising, babies born prematurely are travelling home with their families who have the knowledge that expert care and advice will always be on hand if needed. These young lives and their parents deserve every opportunity to have the best care and with your support, we can get one step closer.
To support our aim of providing the best care possible to premature babies, their families and staff that care for them, you can donate using the button below. Thank you