Special Care Baby Unit

At Great Western Hospital approximately 450 babies each year need additional support in the first few days and weeks of their life. These include babies, who can weigh less than a bag of sugar and fit in the palm of your hand. They are either born prematurely, have difficulty being delivered or have additional concerns about their well-being following birth and need everything that modern technology can offer. Our Special Care Baby Unit has special care, high dependency and intensive care cots that cater for different levels of need.

The Brighter Futures SCBU Incubator appeal aims to raise £175,000 to purchase five state of the art Dräger Babyleo neonatal incubators. These new machines will help deliver care that is over and above the existing NHS budget. The new incubators will respond to the changing and complex demands of our little patients from delivery to discharge, creating a seamless healing micro environment. 

To donate via Just Giving click here!

To donate via Virgin Money click here!

If you would like to organise a fundraising event or fundraising activity and would like some marketing materials to help with your fundraising, we have created a poster for the appeal which you can share and also a poster that you can adapt for your own event.

Incubator benefits  Florence and the Babyleo  Partnership with New Life

Parent stories:

Freddie  Elliott  Brody  Thomas  Cedar  Lydia & Edith  Pippa  Charlie  Darcey  Jack & Seth  Rupert  Charlie  Tobi  Isabelle, George & Henry