Arriving six weeks early in Chelmsford, Essex, baby Jude needed immediate life-saving attention before being placed on a ventilator and transferred to The Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. To mark World Prematurity Day 2023, which takes place on 17 November, dad James Eddleston explains how Chestnut House kept him close to his son at the most difficult of times.
Chloe suffered a cardiac arrest and was airlifted to Great Ormond Street Hospital. While she recovered and underwent heart surgery, her parents stayed at Rainbow House.
Isabelle needed life saving treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital for a heart condition. Rainbow House made sure her mum Laura was always by her side.
Ethan was born eight weeks premature and needed specialist treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital for several respiratory infections. Rainbow House kept his parents just minutes from his side.
The Sick Children's Trust's Eckersley House 'Home from Home' in Leeds proved invaluable to the family of six-year-old Leigha-Mae Stones, who needed open heart surgery.
Finley battled bronchiolitis, sepsis and a collapsed lung before going into cardiac arrest. Magnolia House made sure his mum Jess was always with him during his recovery.
The Wood family were one of the first to be supported by our 'Homes from Home' 40 years ago. Read how Rainbow House made a difference to them.
Oscar was born three months early and spent seven weeks on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. His parents, Edward and Louise, were supported by Chestnut House and were always just a stone's throw away from his side
Freddie was born 15 weeks early and spent 125 days in hospital, 90 minutes away from home. Chestnut House kept his parents Lewis and Emma by his side
Sonny was born ten weeks and needed specialist treatment the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Crawford House made sure his parents could always be by his side
Andrea was one of the first families to stay at Crawford House. 25 years later her son, Carl, would also be supported by our 'Home from Home'.