What a pre­ma­ture baby costs

Sunday Herald - - PEOPLE -

More than 2,000 babies are born at less than 37 weeks in Scot­land each year

Par­ents spend £282 ev­ery week their in­fant is in neona­tal care

The av­er­age cost of pre­ma­ture baby’s stay in hos­pi­tal is £2,225

Costs in­clude travel, ac­com­mo­da­tion, food, and care for other chil­dren

Par­ents spend £53 ev­ery week on food and drink while child is in hos­pi­tal

Par­ents travel an av­er­age of 27 miles per visit, with av­er­age weekly costs £100

Some 72 per cent of par­ents saw fam­ily fi­nances wors­ened as a re­sult of neona­tal care

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