November 22, 2018
Rhyl lights up purple for World Prematurity Day
Staff from Glan Clwyd Hospital's neonatal unit teamed up with Denbighshire County Council to illuminate Rhyl landmarks for World Prematurity Day on 17 November.
The town's Sky Tower and Pont y Ddraig Harbour Bridge were both bathed in purple light to raise awareness of the impact premature birth can have on families.
World Prematurity Day also marked the first anniversary of the formation of Neomates North Wales, a support group for the families of babies cared for in neonatal units in Wrexham Maelor, Glan Clwyd Hospital and Ysbyty Gwynedd.
In its first year, more than 220 people have joined the group, which provides an opportunity to share experiences and advice with other families of poorly babies. The anniversary was celebrated with a party.