The Lister’s Hospital Charity and the Neonatal Unit Families Group have launched an appeal aiming to raise money for a new neonatal family room at the hospital. The new room will provide a much larger space for families and includes a play area, kitchen and male shower facilities.

Deloris Brown, deputy nursing services manager for neonatal, said:

"With an average stay of 10 weeks in our neonatal unit, our hospital often becomes a second home for families. The current family room in the unit is small, lacks cooking facilities and can only accommodate six visitors; demand for the room is more than the capacity we have available. At a time where parents don’t want to be away from the unit much, a new family room would make a world of difference to them."

A new room would cost £338,000 and the hospital charity team are keen to hear from anyone who would like to support the project. For more information or to donate, click here.