Girl's donation to neonatal ward

(from left) Ward Sister Julie McMannis, Paige Harvey, Staff Nurses Emily Jones and Jayne Millward, Jo Greenwood and Angela Grey meet on Worcestershire Royal Hospital's neonatal unit.

(from left) Ward Sister Julie McMannis, Paige Harvey, Staff Nurses Emily Jones and Jayne Millward, Jo Greenwood and Angela Grey meet on Worcestershire Royal Hospital's neonatal unit.

First published in News

THE family of a girl born ten weeks premature have donated hundreds of pounds to the hospital staff who cared for her.

Paige Harvey weighed just two pounds, five ounces when born at Worcestershire Royal Hospital two years ago.

She spent ten weeks at the hospital, off Newtown Road in Worcester, before returning to the family home in Pershore.

Now, to say thank you for the care they received, Paige and her family held a fun quiz night raising £540 for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the hospital.

The money was handed over when nurses gave Paige and her mum, Angela Grey, a tour of the ward.

“Looking at her now it’s hard to believe she was so small," said Paige's mother.

"Until you’re in a situation to need the team here, you don’t realise how important the service they provide here is.

“We plan to raise even more in another event this summer.”

Ward Sister Julie McMannis said: “It was lovely to see Paige and her family again, we don’t normally get to see babies once they’ve grown up.

"We are so grateful for all the work they have done to raise this money for us. It will make such a difference to all the families we see here on the unit.”

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