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Walk the lights in aid of Barrow hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit

17 November 2023

  • Quality and safety
  • Furness General Hospital

Samantha Griffiths on the left World Prematurity Day UHMBT.jpgAll are welcome to join a ‘Light Up Walk’ in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Furness General Hospital (FGH) at 5pm on Friday 17 November.

The event is being held to mark World Prematurity Day which takes place every year on 17 November. Participants are being urged to ‘pimp their prams’ and really get into the spirit of this fun event which will follow the Flourish Mile route around the hospital.

Nurse Samantha Griffiths (pictured left with one of her colleagues), Neonatal Coordinator and Ward-Based Educator at FGH, said: “We’d like as many people as possible to come and join us to walk the lights around the hospital. Quite a few parents whose children have been cared for in the SCBU will be taking part. Anyone come along and there will be cake and coffee afterwards. We have lots of great raffle prizes too.

“The money we raise will help to fund improvements to our facilities for parents and siblings at the hospital. We try to make it a home from home for families. We follow ‘Family Integrated Care’, which means parents are partners in care and they can be with their baby 24 hours a day, if possible. Benefits of this include the promotion of breastfeeding, earlier discharge from hospital and it is so much better for babies. We have four special care baby cots here in the hospital and babies can receive care with us from the age of 32 weeks.”

Raffle prizes include:

Full term at Baby Sensory South Lakes

  • 2 x £25 vouchers for Speed Competitions
  • Sports massage from the best physio in town Les Potter Barrow and District Physiotherapy
  • Hartbeeps Lancaster, Fylde, S Lakes and Barrow  xmas rave
  • 2 x £10 vouchers from Dodona House Mediterranean Grill
  • The Old Smithy - Barrow
  • Autumn Evans is providing a full round at boot camp
  • Pamela's Pampered Pooches
  • Tropic Skincare with Becca Round
  • 2 x £15 vouchers for Proudly Personal
  • @fletchly designs voucher
  • Roo's Baby Massage
  • kirstys creations
  • £25 Burgers At Bardsea
  • Efflorescence Florist
  • Baby Bitz
  • Klair Flint Photography
  • Lesleys pamper treatments
  • Starbucks Ulverston Beehive DT
  • Rugbytots Lancaster and Cumbria
  • Bumblebee at The Hive
  • Onside Sports Coaching Development camp voucher

The Bliss Charity which supports the Neonatal Unit at FGH will also benefit from the fundraising event.

Donations to the FGH SCBU can be made via Bay Hospitals Charity at: Donate to Bay Hospitals Charity | Bay Hospitals Charity

The raffle can be entered at the event.

World Prematurity Day rafffle.jpeg