Parents thank maternity team
Parents from across Lanarkshire whose babies were saved by staff gathered at a Christmas party.
They all met at University Hospital Wishaw to thank the maternity team who helped their premature and ill newborns.
Steph Shilliday’s daughter Sophie spent over two months in the neonatal unit in 2017, and she said:“I’d just like to say a huge thank you to all the staff who took time to help us to get through a really difficult time, we really appreciate it.”
Mums and dads of more than 60 premature babies gathered together at the annual party, which was organised by neonatal staff.
Lyn Clyde, chief midwife and operational manager, said:“The Christmas reunion is a very popular event in our calendar of support for families.
“It brings together families whose children spent time in the neonatal unit during their early critical days, weeks and months of being a premature or ill newborn baby.
“It is also a chance to meet up with many of the staff from the hospital who cared for the babies when they were at their smallest and most vulnerable.”
Grateful Steph Shilliday with daughters Abbie and Sophie and breast feeding support assistant Leigh-Ann Johnstone