Project information

Princess Alexandra Hospital NICU appeal

We are delighted that the hospital's new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has recently been opened. We are now fundraising to equip the unit with the very latest technology to treat our smallest patients in the best setting which meets their needs.

One year

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  • Need


    In the last year alone, the staff on the NICU unit provided care and treatment to more than 350 babies and their families. With the medical advances and increasingly sophisticated, larger pieces of equipment meant that space on the previous unit was becoming very tight. The Trust contributed £1.1m to extending and refurbishing the unit and generous fundraisers raised £50,000 towards it. We now need further financial support in order to raise funds for additional life-saving equipment.


    We now need further support to raise funds for additional equipment which includes Ventilators (£15,000), CPAPS/ SIPAPS (£9,000) and Neopuffs (£6,000).

    By having this equipment in the unit, staff will be able to treat the babies from across West Essex and East Hertfordshire using the very latest, state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Raise £500,000 to fully equip the unit with the very latest equipment to make the NICU the very best


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    What success will look like

    Success will be achieved once the equipment is in place for staff to use.

  • Impact


    If we can treat more sick and premature babies each year we can save even more tiny lives. The money raised will also contribute to furnishing the parents and siblings area to make it a relaxing home from home area and will include a TV and games for siblings.


    Equipment will be sourced via the approved NHS procurement process to ensure it is fit for purpose and purchased from reputable sources.


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  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £53,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Refurbishing the parents room TV, chairs, games, kitchen items
      £15,000 Ventilators Equipment
      £9,000 CPAPS/ SIPAPS Equipment
      £9,000 Monitoring equipment Multi monitors, apnea mats, billi blankets, saturation monitors
      £9,000 Heated cots & giraffe incubato Equipment
      £6,000 Neopuff Equipment
  • Background


    The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is located in Harlow, Essex.


    The Trust serves the populations of West Essex and East Hertfordshire. These areas comprise of 285,000 people.

    Over 4,000 babies are born each year at Princess Alexandra hospital with a % of this number requiring additional support in the form of special care, high dependency and intensive care. In the last year alone, the staff on the NICU unit provided care and treatment to more than 350 babies and their families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our neonatal service has performed well in a number of external assessments over the years. However, we need to include in our long-term plans the need to increase the capacity and environment of the unit to care for the number of premature babies and their families we are seeing.

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    Too Many To Mention!

    Staff from the unit worked tirelessly to raise funds for the actual building. Local people also supported the fundraising efforts too.