We are pleased to inform you that the students voted for this year’s charity, ‘Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow’.
The NICU at the Princess Alexandra Hospital is a Ward within the hospital where babies born too soon or too sick receive specialist treatment and support. It is estimated that it costs over £1500 a day for a baby to be cared for in NICU.
“At the Neonatal Unit at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, we care for 400-450 babies each year. We are a Local Neonatal Unit (Level 2), with 16 cots, providing care for babies from 27 weeks gestation and weighing 800 grams. We provide intensive care, high dependency care and special care.
Our team includes 45 colleagues. We have a neonatal community team who care for babies once they have been discharged into the community, who may have gone home with oxygen support, or feeding via naso-gastric tube. We have an infant feeding lead who supports with breastfeeding and an occupational therapist working with families and providing developmental care support for babies. We are part of the East of England Operational Delivery Network and work collaboratively with the other 16 Neonatal Units within our region.”
The charity was been promoted to all year groups in form time and the Sixth Form Charity Ambassadors are in the process of organising fundraising events. We will also be having non-uniform days throughout the year, the proceeds of which will be divided equally between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow and the School Council who use funding for the benefit of all students in the school.
Charity Ambassadors 2022-2023
Ellie Davies, George Hankin, Esther Hookway, Wiktoria Luksza, Maddie Robb, Charlie Waring
Lucy Bloomer, Sophie Christer, Amelia Di Salvo, Lois Mohan-Stapleton, Mia Nicoll, Sophia Re, Kelly Jennings, Lucy Sacre, Emily Rhodes