Donation helps fund opening of new parent’s room in hospital’s special care baby unit

Sarah Hughes, matron, Tracy James, ward manager, Joan Pope, housekeeper, Mandie Wiggett with baby Ky

Sarah Hughes, matron, Tracy James, ward manager, Joan Pope, housekeeper, Mandie Wiggett with baby Kyan, Meera Wiggett with Maia Wiggett, Anne Marie Hamilton, chairman for Dreamdrops, Anne Whiley, nursery nurse, Charlie Spanton with baby Tommy, Zoe Page with Alfie, Claire Exton with baby Freddie. - Credit: Archant

A new parent’s room at the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital has been officially opened.

The room and two new toilets were opened by Meera Wiggett and her daughter, Maia, who spent time on the SCBU after being born six weeks prematurely, weighing just 3lb 1oz.

The money for the new room was raised at a fun day at Loves Farm in St Neots and enabled Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust’s charity Dreamdrops to purchase a new bed, bedclothes, duvet, pillows, standard light and a lovely canvas picture for the room.

In addition, Colin Dunn, a friend of Ms Wiggett, persuaded the company he works for, Ernst and Young, to match-fund some of the money raised, which has enabled the purchase of a TV with a DVD for the room.

Anne-Marie Hamilton, Dreamdrops chairman, said: “To have the new mother’s room and also the loo for SCBU has long been the dream of the staff and many of the patients who have used SCBU over the years.


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“It is a real privilege to see the dream finally come true, thanks to Meera, her family and friends, the board of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust and the many generous, local people who have donated to Dreamdrops since the charity was first established. It is a truly wonderful achievement.”

Money raised through Dreamdrops is used to provide additional items for the unit and children’s ward, as well as children who are nursed at home. For further information on how you can help raise funds for the charity, visit www.dreamdropschildrenscharity.org or e-mail dreamdrops.dreamdrops@nhs.net.

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