Prestigious visit for Royal Stoke NICU

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Chairman of Staffordshire County Council, Councillor Michael Greatorex, recently visited Royal Stoke University Hospital and was given a tour of the Neonatal Unit by staff from the Maternity Centre and UHNM Charity. 

During his 2017/18 year of office as Chairman of Staffordshire County Council, Cllr Greatorex chose the theme ‘start of life and end of life’ for the charities he would be supporting. Therefore, ‘Premature babies from Staffordshire’ (through the Neonatal Unit at Royal Stoke) and St Giles Hospice were chosen.

Throughout the year the Cllr Greatorex and his family held a number of events including a festive evening and an end of year dinner attended by Mayors and Councillors from across the County; in total they raised £2,000 for each charity. The visit to the Neonatal Unit was organised to showcase how this donation will help benefit Staffordshire’s premature babies during their delicate first few days, weeks and months after birth.

Head of UHNM Charity, Adela Appleby, said: “It was a privilege to be able to welcome Councillor Greatorex and his family to Royal Stoke and it was an incredibly beneficial afternoon for everyone to see first-hand the incredible work that goes on each day on the neo-natal unit.

“UHNM Charity is committed to working alongside our fundraisers in the community to help improve services and experience for our patients. We are very appreciative of the work Cllr Greatorex has undertaken to raise these funds for premature babies in Staffordshire and for his kindness in introducing the work of our Charity to his colleagues in the Council.”