£20,000 from League helps Stars Appeal fund Neonatal Family Accommodation

Bedroom funded by League of Friends in Neonatal Family Accommodation

Local parents whose babies are born prematurely or critically ill at Salisbury District Hospital can now stay at the Neonatal Unit where their baby is being cared for.

Generous Stars Appeal supporters, including the League of Friends, have enabled the funding of the £350,000 Joan Stainer Family Accommodation Unit attached directly to the Neonatal Unit. Consisting of four en-suite bedrooms, play room, lounge, kitchen, quiet room and multipurpose education room, the Family Unit will be a lifeline to parents with babies who often need months of hospital treatment before being well enough to go home. The League of Friends’ contribution has funded one of he double en-suite bedrooms, known as the League of Friends Room.

These new facilities have dramatically increased the time parents can spend with their babies, helping them to bond, establish feeding sooner and helping baby get better more quickly. The Unit is a place where siblings can meet their new baby brother or sister in a home like environment. It is somewhere families can be together whilst their baby is in hospital. This facility will speed up the process of those families getting back sooner.