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Parents of premature babies celebrate Christmas

Parents of premature babies celebrate Christmas

Published at 6:50am 21st December 2019.

Celebrating Christmas at Harrogate's Special Care Baby Unit

  • Tiny babies and their families at Harrogate Hospital have been celebrating Christmas early.
  • A Christmas party took place at the Special Care Baby Unit.

Christmas has come early at Harrogate District Hospital.

Festivities were in full swing on the Special Care Baby Unit last week (Tuesday, 17 December).

Every month, the ward has a get together for parents of premature babies along with their younger ones.

As we're in December, it was the Christmas Party!

Harrogate District Hospital, Special Care Baby Unit, Christmas party

 

It was fantastic to welcome along so many families for festive fun - and presents for all the kids.

Harrogate District Hospital, Special Care Baby Unit, Christmas party

The Special Care Baby Unit looks after babies that are born from 32 weeks gestation to term.  

It has special care cots and specialised equipment and staff.  

Harrogate District Hospital, Special Care Baby Unit, Christmas party

There are also two parent bedrooms with kitchen and bathroom facilities, a dedicated breastfeeding room and breast pumps.

Harrogate District Hospital, Special Care Baby Unit, Christmas party

The unit offers flexible visiting hours for parents/carers and siblings. Grandparents, aunts, and uncles can visit between 12pm-7pm.

 

Harrogate District Hospital, Special Care Baby Unit, Christmas party

From everyone at the Special Care Baby Unit:

"Thank you to everyone who came, it was great to see everyone!"

For more information on the Special Care Baby Unit at Harrogate District Hospital, please visit the website.