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Work starts on baby unit

An extension to the special care baby unit at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol is being built, thanks in part to our work on the Cots for Tots Appeal.

Spirit PR have helped the Appeal raise around £630,000 since its launch a year ago to raise £1 million for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The fundraising effort is starting to come to fruition with building works underway to create a new intensive care suite at the unit with four new life-saving intensive care cots.

Along with the additional cots, state-of-the-art medical equipment will be installed, along with chairs for parents and subtle LED lighting. Building work should be completed by Christmas ready for the first babies in the new year.

The Cots for Tots Appeal is also funding new family accommodation to enable parents to stay close by while their babies are on the unit. Refurbishment work on Southwell House situated opposite the hospital is due to start in January.

The Appeal has received fantastic support and publicity through a media partnership set up by Spirit PR with the Bristol Evening Post, and together we will continue the drive to reach the £1million target.

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