University Hospital Lewisham
Since 2018 we have developed a relationship with the unit in Lewisham to help raise much needed funds. To date, these pieces of equipment have ranged from Neopuffs to help with respiration to Apnoea Monitors and Vein Finders to Reclining Chairs for Kangaroo Care cuddles.
The team have request this blanket to help treat babies with jaundice instead of an overhead phototherapy unit as it allows babies to have cuddles or breastfeed whilst being treated.
Approx 100 babies per year will benefit from this blanket once it is in use.
The progress of the Appeal is shown below and a photo of this equipment can be seen on the right.
Number of Cots: 19
Babies treated per annum: Up to 400
Level 2 Unit: Deliveries usually at 28 weeks gestation and above considered to be medium risk
Matron/ Sister: Julia Croft
Join us EVERY TUESDAY from 1pm at Lewisham Hospital for a cuppa and a chat (1st floor). Come along for peer support and NICU tips. All are welcome to join and the meeting is open to both NICU graduates, former and current NICU parents.
Ickle Pickles Fundraising Contact: Julie Voong
Get in touch with Julie today via email at: [email protected]
Bilisoft Phototherapy Blanket