The new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Leighton Hospital, Crewe will be twice as big as the current one and will provide better (and more) facilities and more privacy for patients. Those of us who've been around since the 1970s know what fantastic work the staff do on the neonatal unit (currently Ward 24). Some of the babies who were treated in the Unit's early days are now mums and dads themselves, and indeed some of them have had babies who've also needed the Unit.
Although the official launch isn't until next April, fundraising is already under way for the One in Eleven Appeal, to raise money for the new Unit. The hospital needs to raise £1 million to make up for the shortfall between how much they have and how much the new Unit will cost. If you can help, by raising funds or donating, you'd be supporting a fabulous cause and helping thousands of premature, low-weight and poorly babies.