stmaryshospitalkohnThe Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Mary’s Hospital invite all babies, past and present, that have been cared for by the unit, and their parents and siblings, to come along to their ‘Teddy Bears’ Tea Party’ on Sunday 31st August between 14:00 and 16:00 at St Mary’s.

The Tea Party is an opportunity to bring together families which have been cared for by the unit. It is also to raise awareness and support for Layla’s Trust, which seeks to provide support for bereaved families and to families who have disabled or terminally ill children and Pop “N” Grow, a local Children’s Charity which offers baby-grows for neonatal babies.

Megan Turner will be ‘guest of honour’ at the party. Megan was born at St. Mary’s Hospital on 6th May 1998 at 24 weeks gestation, weighing just 1Ib 6ozs. Megan was cared for at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the entire duration of her hospital stay and became affectionately known as ‘Micro Meg’. She was discharged at 115 days old on 28th August 1998, the actual date she was due, and so the tea party will celebrate this special day.

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The ‘Teddy Bears’ Tea Party’ is being held in the Maternity Courtyard which can be accessed from the main Maternity Corridor. Refreshments and cakes will be provided. Contributions of cakes and biscuits will be gratefully received on the day. Don’t forget to bring along a picnic blanket for you to sit on and, of course, a favourite teddy.

Neonatal Intensive Care staff would also like to invite past NICU staff members to join them.

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