To mark World Prematurity Day, which takes place annually on 17 November, Helen Hudson explains her how our 'Homes from Home' in Newcastle and Sheffield played supported her when her daughter Emmeline was hospitalised due to complications associated to her early arrival in 2021.
As part of NHS Organ Donation Week 2023, we spoke with mum of eight Emma Austin from Shrewsbury, who we supported at our Scott House 'Home from Home' while her 13-year-old daughter Olivia underwent a heart transplant at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital. Emma describes the donor heart as “an incredible gift” that has provided Olivia with the chance of a normal life after a decade of struggle.
Organ Donation Week 2023: Following his daughter Beatrix's long awaited heart transplant in June, dad Terry Archbold brings us up to speed on her journey and his ongoing desire to raise awareness about child organ donation.
When one year old Lola Plimmer was transferred by air ambulance from Birmingham Children's Hospital to the Freeman Hospital needing a heart transplant, The Sick Children's Trust's Scott House 'Home from Home' supported mum Ella throughout her time in Newcastle
Scott House, located just minutes away from the renowned Children’s Heart Unit at The Freeman, proved to be a lifeline for Red Sky Foundation founders Sergio Petrucci and his wife Emma, who stayed there while daughter Luna underwent lifesaving open heart surgery
Ian and Gill Ridley, owners of Ian Ridley Transport in Penrith, Cumbria, were supported at our Crawford House 'Home from Home' while daughter Jessie was treated for a brain tumour at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle