Bibs Babies In Buscot Support

Bibs Babies In Buscot Support

Charity information

Bibs Babies In Buscot Support

BIBS supports the special care baby unit (Buscot) at the RBH in Reading. Monies raised go towards buying the latest equipment, providing support, day facilities & overnight accommodation for parents.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    BIBS (Babies in Buscot Support) is a registered charity that supports babies and their families in the special care baby unit (Buscot Ward) at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. The committee and the supporters are all parents/carers of ex-Buscot babies who have been through the experience of having a premature or full term but ill baby. As the neonatal or special care baby unit (NICU or SCBU), Buscot Ward provides care for babies born too soon or too sick. Approximately one in 8 births within the hospital are of a premature or sick baby.
    BIBS fundraise to help supply the latest medical equipment, technology and developmental care aids for the unit, giving babies the best possible chance and start in life. In recent years we have raised £30,000 for a new travel incubator to transport newborns from the delivery suite to the ward and recently £19,000 to replace the units specialist hot cot water mattresses which help to maintain a baby's temperature during the transition from incubator to cot.
    BIBS offers support to parents in a number of ways from funding two NCT practitioners, one a postnatal counselor, the other a feeding specialist. We also operate a support network one evening per week where current parents on the unit can meet and talk to people who have been through the experience before.
    We also manage and refurbish facilities for parents such as a family lounge, quiet area and overnight accommodation on the unit.

  • Aims

    Bibs Babies In Buscot Support aims to:

    • To support babies and their families on the neonatal unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading by means of equipment purchases, support network and facilities for parents to use.
  • Overview

    Established: November 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 297821

    Board members: 13

    Volunteers: 16

    Phone number: 07984 579 420

    Address: BIBS Buscot Ward Royal Berkshire Hospital Reading Berkshire RG1 5AN

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