Kind offers after Worthing Hospital’s baby care unit camera stolen

KIND offers flooded in after a camera was stolen from Worthing Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit.

Staff used the camera to take photographs of babies who are being cared for at the unit.

After it was stolen, the Love Your Hospitals charity posted a message on its Facebook page asking if anyone had a spare digital camera they could donate.

Laura Moore read the appeal and posted it on her own page, and Shirley Gain saw the post and then donated a camera.

Liz Bennett, ward sister on the unit, said: “In some circumstances, new mothers may not be able to visit or see their baby for a while and this can obviously be very distressing for them.

“This may happen when the mothers themselves are unwell, or their baby needs to be transferred to another hospital for specialist care. The nursing staff can use the camera to take photographs of the baby for the mother to keep and this can often be the only sight they have of their newborn for a while, so is therefore very precious. We are so grateful to Shirley Gain for her kindness and I know many mums will be very grateful to her, too.”

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