Christmas baubles for the neonatal unit

Parents are being invited to display a festive Christmas bauble in the neonatal unit at Grimsby hospital.

Anyone who’s had a baby who has spent time on the unit is invited to hang a special decoration on the ward’s Christmas tree.

Staff 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.”

People can drop off their bauble at the neonatal unit in the run up to Christmas during visiting times only: from 2pm to 8pm.