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Quilts donated to hospital

Babies in the neonatal unit at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester are able to have a more comfortable stay thanks to a donation from a volunteer organisation.


The unit received six colourful handmade incubator covers from Project Linus UK, an organisation that provides homemade quilts, blankets and incubator covers for young children who are sick, disabled, disadvantaged or distressed.


Incubator covers are designed to protect babies from bright lights and sounds and encourage sleep.

Norma Goodwin, Winchester volunteer coordinator for Project Linus UK, visited the neonatal unit to make the donation on behalf of Project Linus UK.


Sharon Stone, clinical matron, said: “The covers are incredibly valuable as they help to support development care, protecting babies in incubators from light and noise during their stay with us, and the parents love the colours and fun materials.


“We can’t thank Norma and Project Linus UK enough for all of the hard work and effort they put in to create the covers.”


To find out more about Project Linus UK, make a quilt, or if you know of anyone who would like a quilt, visit www.projectlinusuk.co.uk.




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