The Neonatal Unit has been transformed into a Christmas wonderland to bring happiness to staff and families who are spending their Christmas in hospital.
A sister on the unit, Georgina Bale, has been determined to bring smiles to families during a time when it can be difficult visiting hospital, especially over Christmas when people want to be at home.
Georgina said: “Christmas can be a difficult time for families who are having to spend their time in the Neonatal Unit at Blackpool.
“Parents want to be at home with their new baby but some babies are too poorly to make it home in time for Christmas and this can have a strain on parents and their families.
“Because of this I wanted to decorate the unit and try to create a fun and happy environment for all the staff, babies and parents who will be visiting the unit during the Christmas period.”
Georgina sourced the crafts from local shops and has made the decorations in her spare time, with the help of colleague, Jo Busby.
“This is the second year we have decorated the unit and we always receive such lovely comments from everyone who visits the area. It’s so important to make the effort and achieve something for our patients,” Georgina said.
“Everyone has commented how bright and cheery the unit now feels and our staff have also loved getting into the Christmas spirit!
“We all work so hard to provide the best care we have for our babies and families and this is just another way of us showing the importance of neonatal care in the hospital”