Penguins for Christmas

A waddle of cuddly penguins will be bringing Christmas joy to the Neonatal Unit at Warrington General Hospital this year, after the Warrington Group kindly donated 30 of the soft toys.

Pictured from left to right, are: Chris Todd, Chris Gleave, Lauren Naylor (neonatal nurse) and Mike Williams.

Pictured from left to right, are: Chris Todd, Chris Gleave, Lauren Naylor (neonatal nurse) and Mike Williams.

The cuddly toys will be used as gifts for the babies who are not ready to go home for Christmas Day. Wendy Cox, neonatal sister commented: “We would like to thank the Warrington Group of Freemasons for their generous donation of the penguins; they will make a lovely gift for the babies in the unit on Christmas Day.”

The neonatal unit cares for more than 400 babies every year and is equipped with three intensive care cots and a total of 18 spaces for a mix of high dependency and special care babies. There is also a breastfeeding room just off the unit to allow mothers quiet time to feed their babies as well as a dedicated rest room for parents to spend time away from the unit. Visiting time is unrestricted for parents allowing them to spend valuable time bonding with their new born babies.

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