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£938 Donated to Special Care Baby Unit at Darlington Memorial Hospital

 

Asda - SCBU donation 

 

Staff and customers at the Asda supermarket in Darlington have raised nearly £1,000 for the special care unit at Darlington Memorial Hospital. The money was raised as part of the chain's community life programme with a series of community fund raising events.  The scheme enables staff and shoppers to nominate local causes to receive support through the Community Life Programme. 

 

The special care unit provides round-the-clock care for newborn babies who are ill or born prematurely. Babies like Ciara-Leigh Watford who was born two weeks early and underweight. The unit enables parents to stay with their newborns while receiving care. Ciara-Leigh's mum, pictured with staff on the unit and representatives from ASDA, has nothing but praise for the staff at the hospital and is staying in one of the units family rooms. She said: "They have all been amazing. They are angels and should be on a million pounds an hour."

'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital