Accommodation and parents’ flats
Although not exclusively for parents on the neonatal unit, many parents who do not live locally are able to stay in nearby Crawford House, which Tiny Lives has supported. Crawford House (named after the actor Michael Crawford and managed by the Sick Children’s Trust) opened in 1996 and provides accommodation and support for families of sick children being cared for at the RVI. For more information, please click here.
Towards the end of their neonatal journeys, parents often stay with their babies in one of the three parent’s flats on the ward before going home. These flats were refurbished in 2011 using a grant from Tiny Lives.
“The flat was fabulous! It felt a lot less sterile than Special Care and gave us a real sense of home.” (Louise, who was the first guest in one of the refurbished flats!)