22 December 2021
Care manager delivers stockings to neonatal unit at Ipswich Hospital
A kind-hearted deputy manager at Bucklesham Grange Care Home has delivered stockings filled with thoughtful items to the neonatal baby unit at Ipswich Hospital.
Vicky Osborne recently delivered the stockings which contain a box of chocolates, some drinks, a tin of biscuits, a hand knitted baby blanket, a special keepsake Christmas tree ornament and some hand cream with support from her two children.
She has been delivering the stockings for the past seven years as a way to pay it forward after her son was born at 24 weeks and spent 14 weeks in hospital.
Each stocking will be handed out to families on the Framlingham Ward by hospital staff on Christmas morning in an effort to spread Christmas cheer.
In addition to the stockings, Vicky has also put together hampers full of Christmas treats which were funded by our care home to go in the team lounge and family rooms on the ward.
Vicky said: “My son was born at 24 weeks and spent 14 weeks in total in hospital before coming home. We were lucky enough that he was not in over Christmas but I can only imagine how difficult it must be to have a baby in hospital at this time of year. It is even harder this year with the covid restrictions in place which mean that only parents are allowed to visit the ward and only one at a time.
“I have made these stockings for the last seven years to help spread a little Christmas cheer. It has been wonderful to have the support from the care home this year, and has meant that I have been able to provide gifts for the amazing team who work so hard to keep these babies safe.”
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