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Thursday, 13 May 2010

Mayor of Kingston visits Kingston Hospital’s Neonatal Unit

The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Councillor Ian R. McDonald chose to spend one of his last Tuesday afternoon’s as Mayor visiting Kingston Hospital’s Neonatal unit.

The Mayor spoke with parents of sick babies and discussed with staff what their day consists of as members of Kingston Hospital’s Neonatal Team. He also spent time observing the equipment, some of which has been funded through Kingston hospital’s official Neonatal charity - Born to Soon.

Born Too Soon was the Mayor’s charity in 2000, when His Worshipful The Mayor, Councillor Ian R. McDonald was Deputy Mayor, so he was very interested to see the progress that had been made over the last ten years. He added that the unit is essential to the healthcare of South West London.

He said: “This unit is vital to South West London and Surrey. It is amazing to see how the unit serves the residents of Kingston by providing first class facilities and exceptionally professional staff, during what must be an extremely difficult time in a parent’s life.”Kingston Hospital’s Neonatal Unit cares for up to 20 babies at any time and over the last year has cared for over 500 babies born prematurely. Much of this work could not have been achieved without support from the Born Too Soon charity.
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