The Property Lounge have launched a campaign aimed at raising both the awareness of the Winnicott Baby Unit and the important work that the charity does in helping and caring for premature babies.
For every sale and rental that The Property Lounge completes, we will donate a proportion of our profits to the charity.
Every year over 300 babies born either prematurely or requiring intensive care are cared for in the Winnicott Baby Unit at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington. Their care and their survival depends on the skill of the Winnicott's doctors, nurses and developmental team, the high tech equipment and the love and presence of their parents.
The Winnicott Foundation aims to help ensure that this is available, through helping to provide the support, equipment and training that medical staff, babies and families need.
On Sunday 12th September 2010, my wife Stacey went into labour at just 32.5 weeks gestation, 4 hours later she gave birth to our beautiful daughter Georgia Louisa, weighing only 3lb 7oz.
Our baby girl was admitted to the Winnicott Neonatal Unit at St Mary's Hospital Paddington where her survival hung in the hands of the doctors and nurses. Slowly she started to improve, though for every small step forward, there seemed to be three backwards, as she fought a series of infections and required ventilation.
At various times Georgia came out of her incubator for a much needed cuddle with her mummy and daddy.
After 2 days in Intensive Care she was moved to The High Dependency Unit where she stayed for 10 days and the prognosis started to look good.
Over the next two weeks Georgia came on leaps and bounds and finally at the end of September was allowed home from the Special Care Unit.
Georgia is now six years old and is a happy and healthy baby. Stacey and I owe the Winnicott Unit an amazing debt for providing the most amazing care for our little girl. Every premature baby deserves no less.
I have completed a 10k run to support the Winnicott Foundation.