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.
Emma Blaik's daughter was rushed to Sheffield Children's Hospital after contracting the flu. She spent six days in hospital during which time we supported her at our Sheffield 'Homes from Home'.
Eliana was born with multiple heart defects and needed heart surgery at six months old. Throughout their time at Leeds Children‘s Hospital, Eckersley House has been their ‘Home from Home’
Two of Lucy Vickerman's sons were born extremely premature and both times Eckersley House kept her by their side.
Ben and Claudia found themselves at The Rosie Hospital just hours after their son was born not breathing. Find out how Chestnut House supported them
Martin and Adele have been staying at Magnolia House while one of their twins, Joshua, is treated at Sheffield Children's Hospital. They are facing Christmas and the New Year in hospital, but our 'Home from Home' is easing some of their worries
Hayley and Paul found themselves 60 miles away from home at their baby daughter's hospital bedside as she underwent open heart surgery. Rainbow House kept their family together
Esther became critically ill last Autumn. She had a rare virus and was also diagnosed with SCID, she spent three months in hospitals across the country. We gave her parents a place to stay so they could be right by her side.
Carter was admitted to Addenbrooke's Hospital on Boxing Day when he became seriously ill after contracting a respiratory virus and developing severe breathing apnoea
Kori has undergone two heart transplants at Freeman Hospital in his short life, throughout his treatment we have been there supporting his family so that they can be right by his side
Over the last three years we have supported Louise and Sam while their daughter has undergone treatment for her heart in Freeman Hospital, which now is a day's journey from their home.