500 babies each year need special care from East Surrey Hospital at the very start of their lives. Since 2020, your donations, and a major investment by Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH) has transformed the neonatal unit which cares for these babies and their families.  With your help, we want to do more for families of premature or unwell babies here in Surrey and Sussex. 

We are now asking for your help to transform an overnight room for parents of premature or unwell babies to stay alongside their baby before they are well enough to go home.   

Inspired by Olive, who is now 6, and spent the first 3 months of her life in the neonatal unit, Olive's Appeal supports the neonatal unit at East Surrey Hospital. Your donations have helped provide five state of the art incubators for our smallest patients, to decorate the whole unit with a calming rainforest theme, as well as to transform an empty room into a beautiful new family room for parents to step away from the clinical environment. 

Donations to Olive's Appeal / the neonatal unit fund are designated for the purpose of enhancing care for babies and families in the neonatal unit at SASH NHS Trust. Any money remaining in the fund when the appeal concludes, or which cannot be used in the neonatal unit will support other charitable activities for patients and staff across SASH NHS Trust. 


Can you help us make overnight stays more comfortable for new parents? 

We now hope to raise the funds to enhance the overnight rooms where parents stay alongside their new baby. Making these clinical rooms feel more homely for the parents, whilst still caring for our smallest patients. 

Please consider donating now - and help provide a comfortable new space for parents and babies at an incredible stressful time in their lives. 

You can also support the neonatal unit at East Surrey Hospital by purchasing items from the wishlist below. All items on the wish list have been added by our amazing neonatal team. 

Or from a mobile phone - Text OLIVE to 70085 to donate £3 to our neonatal unit appeal *This costs £3 plus a std rate message.*