We'd like to introduce Katie Simpson, who has raised an amazing £5,000 for the hospital's bereavement services to give something back for the care she received several years ago.
Katie’s story starts in June 2011, when her son Charlie Ethan was stillborn. It was a hugely difficult time for both Katie and her husband Graham- one made more bearable by the doctors and midwives at the hospital.
Since then Katie has been fundraising for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity – specifically the baby bereavement fund, which provides extra support for local bereaved parents. She says:
“For me, fundraising really helped with the grieving process. I decided to do it for so many different reasons, not least to give something back and say thank you for the amazing support I received. Tracy, the bereavement midwife, was there from day one and really went over and above to offer the support we needed, when we needed it.
We were lucky enough to meet Bertie this week, a patient on the children's ward.
Here Bertie's mum Natalie talks about her experince on the children's ward and how our fundraising appeal Leo's Appeal will make a difference.
Bertie's story starts six weeks ago, when he was learning to walk and his parents noticed that he'd stopped putting weight on his foot. Robert and Natalie became concerned when as well as having difficulty walking his temperate started to soar – and quickly took him to the walk-in centre. What followed was a long stay in hospital.