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“Everyone here looked after us so well, we wanted to give something back” – Twickenham parents donate £1000 to West Middlesex University Hospital

06 August 2015

On Wednesday 5 August, West Middlesex University Hospital were the grateful recipients of a cheque for £1000 donated by Twickenham couple, Richard and Laura Fox.

On Wednesday 5 August, West Middlesex University Hospital were the grateful recipients of a cheque for £1000 donated by Twickenham couple, Richard and Laura Fox.

Accompanied by their 16 month old son, Joseph, Richard and Laura made the generous donation on behalf of Enterprise Holdings, where Richard works as a Remarketing Account Manager in Hounslow.

Richard said: “Joseph was born 8 weeks premature and spent the first 6 weeks of his life here. It became our second home and everyone looked after us so well, we really wanted to give something back.”

Joseph is now a healthy and happy toddler, as mum Laura, explains: “He’s walking around and falling over everything! It’s just amazing to see how far he has come since we were last here.”

Neonatal Matron, Sally Barber, thanked the pair for their generous donation: “The money will go a long way in our department and make a huge difference to the babies we care for. At present we have a wish list of items we would like to buy, for example breast pumps to loan to mothers who are expressing their breast milk while their baby is still on the unit. We are incredibly grateful to Richard, Laura and Enterprise, and are thrilled to see Joseph doing so well.”

On their first return to the unit since the birth of their son, Richard and Laura were given a tour of the new and enhanced facilities available to mums-to-be. These include six new clinic rooms, an additional five antenatal rooms and five postnatal rooms, each with their own en-suite bathrooms. There is also a purpose built transitional care area for babies who need on-going treatment and monitoring but are not unwell enough to need the special care baby unit. This includes facilities for mothers to stay with their babies.