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Babies to benefit from colourful quilts donated at Hereford County Hospital

Press release – May 12 2017


Babies to benefit from colourful quilts donated at Hereford County Hospital

Babies in the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at Hereford County Hospital are set to benefit after the Leominster and Bodenham Quilters presented the unit with colourful quilts.

It has taken the group several months to create around 80 quilts which they handed over to Elaine Evans, SCBU ward manager.

“We’re delighted to have received the colourful quilts which will be used to keep the tiny babies on the unit warm – and they will each get to take their quilt home with them when they are well enough to leave,” said Elaine.

The quilters collected material for the quilts from a number of sources with further materials supplied by Doughty’s, the well-known local quilting supplies shop.

Among the quilters is Ann Hartfield, mother of respiratory nurse June Hartfield. Ann and her quilting friends made some stuffed toys which were sold for world prematurity day at the end of last year.

Following this success of the toys, the quilters asked if there was any other way they could support the unit and so they started on the quilts.


Pic caption:

Pictured at the handover is, left to right: SCBU ward manager Elaine Evans, quilters Edith Bonham and Ann Hartfield, Ruth Doughty from Doughty’s, and quilter and chairman of the Leominster and Bodenham Quilters, Mary Cook.

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For further information please contact:

John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Amanda Millichip, Communications Officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105


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