January 25, 2019
Furness General Hospital opens new parents room on SCBU
A new room that allows parents to stay at Furness General Hospital (FGH) was officially opened on Monday, 14 January thanks to fundraising by the Simpson family from Arrad Foot, near Ulverston.
The family raised more than £9,000 for Bay Hospitals Charity, the official charity of the trust that runs FGH, through holding a number of fundraising events including a barn dance on their farm, a charity auction and a dance in a village hall.
In addition to funding the new parent's room at FGH, the family's donation also allowed Bay Hospitals Charity to purchase four recliner chairs for the SCBU. These chairs allow new mums or their partners to hold their babies by the side of the incubators or cotside and are more comfortable for mothers who have had a caesarean birth. The chairs can also be turned into flat beds, allowing partners to stay over.
The Simpson family decided to raise funds for the SCBU after Alfie Jack was born seven and a half weeks early at the hospital in 2016.