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.
Archie needed surgery at just a day old in Newcastle, Scott and Crawford House made sure his parents were always by his side
Natania was rushed to Great Ormond Street Hospital to have emergency surgery to relieve pressure on her brain. Guildford Street House kept her mum Evarine by her side
Max's family stayed with us four years ago when he was waiting eight months for a heart transplant. Since then they have inspired a huge change in the laws around organ donation in England. Read how they have been getting on since leaving Scott House
Jessica was born at 27 weeks weighing just 760g in 2018 but now she is excited to be starting nursery in September after hitting all of her milestones
Chris and Paul were on a family holiday in Northumberland when their daughter became seriously ill. They were one of the first families to stay at Crawford House
When Neive was three months old she was diagnosed with ALCAPA syndrome and needed open heart surgery. Her parents, Laura and Scot, were supported at Scott House.
Finlay has spent over 300 days on the urgent transplant list while waiting for a donor heart. Scott House has kept his parents by his side throughout his transplant journey
Holly Ralph was shocked to be diagnosed with cancer and has spent months away from home – now she can visit in between chemotherapy appointments
When Ralphie stopped breathing and was rushed miles away from home for specialist care, Rainbow House made sure his mum Charlotte was always by his side
Noah was born 15 weeks early and has been in Newcastle's RVI ever since. Read his family's experience