Save Hinchingbrooke

A group of mums walked around Grafham Water and raised £750 in support of Hinchingbrooke Hospital s Special Care Baby Unit. The five mums, Melanie Chubb, Katie Burden, Melanie Paragreen, Rosie Lawrence and Caroline Svendsen, all met at NCT classes in God

A group of mums walked around Grafham Water and raised £750 in support of Hinchingbrooke Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit.

The five mums, Melanie Chubb, Katie Burden, Melanie Paragreen, Rosie Lawrence and Caroline Svendsen, all met at NCT classes in Godmanchester in April and all went on to have their babies at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

All the babies had to go into SCBU for various reasons. Melanie Chubb said: "We were all impressed and grateful for the wonderful care our babies received that we decided we wanted to give something back to the staff."

It is hoped the money will be used to buy an apnae monitor, which is an essential piece of equipment that alarms if a baby stops breathing.


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Mrs Chubb said: "Due to all the attention Hinchingbrooke Hospital has been receiving in the press with the discussion of various departments closing we would like to make our feelings clear on the subject. Hinchingbrooke Hospital helped all our babies survive and gave us all excellent pre-natal and post-natal care and next time we would all love to give birth there again.

"If the maternity ward and SCBU closes it would be an absolute tragedy for anyone who lives in the Huntingdon district. To show our support for Hinchingbrooke we are proposing to do another walk in the New Year to raise money for the maternity ward. We would like to thank everyone who sponsored us and all the nurses in SCBU and the Maternity Ward."

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