Christmas bauble appeal

A plea for parents to display a festive Christmas bauble in the neonatal unit at Grimsby hospital has been launched.

Staff on the unit are putting up a special tree for parents whose babies received care with them to bring and display a bauble.

They are calling on parents to take a bauble to the unit with the name of their baby on it, together with a date of when they were born. People can also include a picture if they want to.

Ward sister Emma-Jane Spicer said: “Christmas is a time for celebrating and we want to celebrate all the babies we’ve looked after on our ward. It doesn’t matter if they spent one day with us or 100, we still want to have a bauble with your baby on it.

“We would love to see baubles with a picture of your baby on it where possible, as well as a name and a date of when they were born. They will help to create a lovely festive atmosphere on the unit.”

Parents can drop off their bauble at the neonatal unit from Friday December 1 until Friday December 8 during visiting times only – 2pm until 4pm or from 4pm until 6pm.

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