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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Cwtsh Clos Fund

A picture of Mal Pope with his baby grandson

Caption: Musician and broadcaster Mal Pope, with his grandson Gulliver. Mal is supporting our Cwtsh Clos campaign in memory of little Gulliver. Read more about Mal's story here.

Can you help parents stay close to their tiny and sick newborns?

Having a premature or very sick baby in hospital is a very stressful time for parents – and being with them as much as possible is extremely important.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Singleton Hospital, Swansea, cares for nearly 500 babies a year. Families come here from all over South Wales, not just Swansea Bay, with many living hours away by car and even longer by public transport.

A picture of the houses We do, however, have five two-bedroom houses in the grounds of the hospital - Cwtsh Clos - where families can stay to be close to their  baby or babies, rather than face long and stressful journeys back and forth.

Well-used over the years, all five houses are now in real need of a facelift - particularly their interiors - to ensure they can continue to offer a warm and welcoming home-from-home for parents during this stressful time, and give these families the best possible experience as they bond with and help care for their vulnerable new babies.

We need to raise a total of £160,000 to upgrade Cwtsh Close. Can you help?  Your donations will really count!

Go here to find out how you can donate


Olivia Edwards as a baby in the NICU

Thank you for your support for our NICU families!



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