What we fund
Thanks to our incredible supporters we’ve been able to fund many charitable projects that have helped to provide the best care, treatment and facilities to mums and their babies at our hospitals. Take a look at some of our recently funded projects to see the difference this has made.
Pregnancy Loss Counselling Room
Thanks to charitable donations we’ve been able to fund the development of a special pregnancy loss bereavement room, at a cost of just under £8,000. The room was converted from an existing staff refreshment bay that was no longer required, and the new space was developed with the wellbeing of the parents at the forefront of the plans. The new room allows women and their partners a safe, calming space to grieve their loss, receive counselling, and discuss their next steps.
Maternity Bereavement suite
Baby Beat worked with the maternity team to fund the creation of a Maternity Bereavement suite which we hope will make it just a little easier for those families who have to go through the loss of a baby. The suite will be a safe space for parents to grieve and spend time together with their baby away from a busy maternity ward. Thanks to the support of a number of generous grant providers and individuals we raised over £33,000 to refurbish and create this beautiful new room.
Electric breast pumps for Neonatal Unit
Thanks to our generous supporters, new mums on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Royal Preston Hospital will now be able to benefit from the use of these state-of-the-art electric breast pumps, bought with charitable funds.
They are the best pump on the market for mothers of premature babies who can find it difficult to initiate lactation and express milk, and they will make it easier and more convenient for mums to express their milk when they need to whilst they are on the unit, to allow them to spend more time with their new baby.
Bedside Resus Units and telemetry and maternal monitors for the Delivery Suite.
Two Lifestart trolleys, enabling the resuscitation and stabilisation of newborns by the bedside and with the umbilical cord intact, have been purchased for the unit at a cost of nearly £28,000 thanks to our generous supporters.
Donations also funded two mobile telemetry units to add to the three in use by the maternity unit since 2016. The equipment helps ensure expectant mums remain as mobile as possible when complex pregnancies require additional monitoring of the baby in the womb, and can even be used to monitor the baby’s heartbeat even in the birthing pool.