Nick Lovell

Nick Lovell

Nick took part in the Newcastle-upon-Tyne to London cycle ride to raise funds for the Cancer Centre at Royal Stoke University Hospital. Here is his story: 

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Amy and Ben Gamble

Amy and Ben Gamble

When Bethany Rose Gamble made her dramatic entrance into the world on 17th April 2013 at Royal Stoke University Hospital it quickly became clear that she was seriously ill. Bethany was diagnosed with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE), a condition in which a baby’s supply of oxygen is interrupted during birth. Until recently there was no specific treatment for HIE other than intensive care support. However, medical trials have found that cooling a baby by a few degrees for 72 hours can limit the extent of brain injury associated with HIE and improve the long-term outcome for children. It was fortunate for Bethany that she was born at UHNM as the NICU has the specialised cooling mattress required to treat HIE.

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Craig and Sam Taylor

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Craig and Sam Taylor’s son Joshua was born eight weeks early and had to spend time on our Neonatal Unit. During that time the only way Sam could help was to provide her breast milk for Joshua. The nurses on the unit describe breast milk as a ‘medicine’ because it is so vital for premature babies.

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