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Mum says a Thank you to staff who cared for baby Jack

Mum says a £400 'Thank you' to staff who cared for baby Jack

Tuesday 5th May, 2015

A young mum has said a big 'thank you' to doctors and nurses at Wolverhampton's Newcross Hospital who helped look after her baby son when he was born six weeks premature.

Little Jack Onions – who celebrates his first birthday next week – was whisked into the hospital's neonatal unit within minutes of arriving in the world weighing just 3lb 7oz.

He needed round-the-clock care for 17 days until he was strong enough to go home with his grateful mum, Katie.

Now Katie, a receptionist at the Waterloo Road offices of employment specialist Pertemps People Development Group, has found a way to thank everyone who helped care for Jack by nominating the unit for a cash award of £400 from her company's payroll charity giving scheme.

She said: "My mum has worked on the neonatal unit since I was very young, so I was already aware of the excellent work done there.

"However, it's not until you or your loved ones need help yourselves that you realise just how vital that care and expertise is."

The £400 has been given to the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity and will be used to help spruce up the family areas of the neonatal unit. The aim is to make it more comfortable for the parents and siblings of babies being cared for.

To find out more about how you and your employer can support the work of the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity contact Fundraising Coordinator Leanne Bood on 01902 307999 ext 4473.

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