Give a special gift to a child in hospital this Christmas (2014)
Milton Keynes Hospital Charity is inviting the local community to give a special gift and take part in their Christmas Present Project.
By donating a gift, members of the public can help make a big difference to young patients and their families staying at Milton Keynes Hospital over the festive season. The initiative is being run in partnership with the Milton Keynes Community Foundation.
Gift ideas can include board games, arts and craft items, cuddly toys, toiletries, musical toys, jigsaws, DVDs and computer games.
Special delivery for neonatal unit
TINY patients at Milton Keynes Hospital had a special delivery this month – funded by the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity.
Thanks to charitable fundraising, four new incubators costing more than £90,000 were delivered to the hospital’s neonatal unit in October – and are already being used by babies born too small, too soon or very ill.
Every year the unit cares for around 350 babies – around 10 per cent of all babies born in Milton Keynes – where some are born as early as 27 weeks or weighing as little as 500 grams. These babies need special equipment such as incubators, which keep them safe, warm and protected.