• Editor

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.




Recent Posts

See All

Andover town centre redevelopment one step closer

Following the much-anticipated launch of the masterplan for Andover town centre earlier this month, the plans were presented at full council on September 28 and have received approval from all present

Price rise for school meals

An increase of 10 pence in the price of a school meal has been agreed by Hampshire County Council, to come into effect from November 2020. Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services and Young Peopl

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Click to find us on Facebook and Twitter

© 2020 Hampshire Media