Tiny Lives funds RVI Neonatal Unit refurbishment!

Tiny Lives is proud to announce that we have funded a remarkable transformation of the Neonatal Unit at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. What was once a space has now been transformed into a nurturing and comforting environment, designed to enhance the overall atmosphere, wellbeing and comfort of families with their premature or sick newborn baby.
Thanks to their generous and dedicated supporters we have been able to provide over £50,000 of funding for the refurbishment that aims to enhance the overall atmosphere and comfort for families. Providing a space that feels less clinical and more nurturing alleviates some of the stress and anxiety experienced by families whose baby is on the Neonatal unit, at what can be one of the most challenging times of their lives.

Kelly Blakeney, Chief Executive of Tiny Lives said,

“Tiny Lives is proud to support the refurbishment of the Neonatal Unit at the RVI. Families are at the heart of everything we do, and we are committed to ensuring that we help to create an environment that gives premature and sick newborn babies and their families the best possible chance to thrive. This is only possible because of the dedication and generosity of our fantastic supporters. “

The completion of the refurbishment, which was undertaken by Grosvenor Interiors, was celebrated this week with an official opening and a special cake being shared with parents whose babies are currently on the neonatal unit. A Mam from Newcastle whose baby girl is on the neonatal unit, said of the completed work,

“I love it! It has made the family room a place where I can relax and have some mind space away from the clinical side of things after doing my baby’s cares.  Its gives me a bit normality”

Dr Jen Dixon, a Neonatal Paediatrician from the RVI who led on the refurbishment said,

“It is essential that the Neonatal unit provides a physical and social environment that is family friendly, comfortable and which enables parents to spend as much time as they wish with their babies, minimising separation and enhancing experiences of care. I am delighted to the say the funding from Tiny Lives has made this possible.”