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June 28, 2019

Kind quilters make cot covers for neonates

Patients on the NICU at the Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales have received some beautiful incubator covers to help them have a more restful stay thanks to some generous members of the local community.

Parents are able to choose an incubator cover to use while they are on the unit. Although families become quite attached to their baby's cover, the quilts then usually stay in the unit, ready to help the next tiny patient.

The covers help to brighten up the ward and are being well received.

Alison Holmquist and a team of quilters visited the unit to hand over their creations. She says: "I have been teaching patchwork and quilting for many years. I have quite a few students who have been coming to my classes for a while. Once they've made quilts for family and friends, they still want to carry on making them.

"We don't get to meet the babies but we sometimes get letters back from their parents saying thank you and how much it has meant to them. I know this small gesture makes a big difference."


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