baby.jpegWe are building a brand new neonatal unit at East Surrey Hospital for the nearly 500 babies per year who need special care at the very start of their lives.

We want to go further for local families, with additional state of the art incubators and equipment, and comfortable family rooms for parents.

Over 4,500 local families have babies each year at East Surrey Hospital, or under the care of Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH).

Approximately one in ten of these arrive prematurely or require intensive care. These babies and their families are cared for in the neonatal unit at East Surrey Hospital.

Babies as young as 27 weeks and their families are often in the unit for weeks, or sometimes months, until they are well enough to go home.

Olive, who is now three, is one of these incredible babies. Olive lived in the hospital for much of the first 110 days of her life, with her mum Keata, and inspired this appeal.

Alongside a major investment by the NHS, we need your support to help transform care for these premature or very unwell babies, like Olive, and for their mums and dads.