Hospital’s double take as twins return with cheque
Identical twins met again the nurse who cared for them as premature babies 13 years ago.
Charley and Harrison Frew, of Black Bull Road, Folkestone, returned to Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to present a £1,000 cheque as a thank you for the care they received there as newborns.
They were reunited with senior staff nurse Louise Ruiz who said: “It was a pleasure to meet the twins again.”
The money had been raised at a charity boxing event organised by the boys’ father, Mark Frew.
Mr Frew, who also attended the cheque presentation with the twins’ mum Dawn and younger brother Freddie, said: “We are so grateful for the great start the unit gave our twins.
“We were especially pleased to be able to donate these funds to help other families who have babies cared for on the unit.”
The twins, who turn 13 on September 5, were born 10 weeks premature and spent five weeks at the Ashford NICU.
The cheque is for the East Kent Hospitals Charity, which holds and manages donations given to the area’s hospitals.
Ms Ruiz added: “We are really grateful when charitable funds are given to the units as this enables us to buy equipment to make things a little easier for our new mums and their babies, many of whom are born prematurely and need extra care.”
The twins’ mum Dawn Frew, Charley, senior staff nurse Louise Ruiz, with younger brother Freddie, dad Mark Frew and Harrison