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Donation will help new mums on the neonatal unit

The Health Tree Foundation (HTF), the official charity for Grimsby hospital, received a donation of £500 for the neonatal unit from local business Ramsden International.

Finance assistant for the wholesale food exporter Tracey Norman nominated the neonatal unit through the Making a Difference Locally Charity which is run by Nisa.

Tracey Norman said: “I chose the Health Tree Foundation for my charity nomination, because as a mother of three myself I know how hard it can be. Back in the 90’s when I was having my children there wasn’t really anything like this about. I am pleased the money we have donated is being put to such excellent use.”

Lauren Alexander, community champion for HTF said: “The money will be put towards purchasing a breast pump for our breastfeeding room. The room is a special place for our mums who will be feeding their babies for the first time with the support of our staff.  Ensuring it is well-equipped will make their experience even more precious.

“We are so thankful to Tracey for nominating us for this donation. The money will go a long way to helping new mums and premature babies in the very early stages of bonding.”

Emma Spicer, ward sister on the unit, said: “I would like to thank Tracey and Ramsden for choosing us to benefit from this donation. The new breast pump will help new mothers express breast milk for their premature or sick newborns until they are strong enough to feed from their mothers.”

The Health Tree Foundation also recently purchased specialist reclining chairs for the room to make breastfeeding a more comfortable experience.

The Health Tree Foundation (HTF) is the working name of the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust charitable funds.

Their aim is to make a difference to local people by granting wishes which our staff, patients and their families have requested through our circle of wishes.


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