Baby Beat was established in 1987 by a group of midwives and a consultant obstetrician to provide additional foetal monitoring equipment for the growing maternity unit at the old Royal Preston Infirmary. Together they launched a fundraising appeal to raise money for the new equipment. And so Baby Beat began.
Today, with the vital support of our local community and businesses, Baby Beat raises funds for babies, mums and mums-to-be cared for by the two maternity units and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit which are part of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We fund specialist equipment, patient services and comforts, clinical care, local research and training. Everything we fund is additional and complementary to what the NHS provides and makes a real difference to families from across Lancashire and South Cumbria when they need it the most.
Our priorities are to support:
- unborn babies from conception to birth and the wellbeing of mothers
- premature and sick babies requiring specialist care including in the Trust’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
- local research to ensure the best health outcomes for pregnant women and their babies
- emotional support and practical services and facilities for expectant and new parents facing baby loss
With your support we can ensure that the mums and babies at our Trust have access to the very best care, treatment and facilities.