Most of us will spend Christmas Day opening presents, watching festive TV and tucking into a scrumptious turkey dinner with all the trimmings, but for staff at the Jessop Wing, there is still work to be done.

Hundreds of incredible staff like Chelsea will be working at the Jessop Wing this Christmas. Working tirelessly around the clock to make sure that our babies and their families are as comfortable and as happy as possible during what can be a difficult time of year.


Chelsea works on the Neonatal Unit, looking after babies – babies like Gabriel - who are seriously ill or premature.

In November 2017 Gabriel was born with an unexpected collapsed lung and suspected sepsis. Just 3 minutes after he arrived, he turned blue and was rushed to the Neonatal Unit for life saving treatment.

The brave baby spent more than a month in intensive care at our Jessop Wing hospital, including a heart-breaking spell over Christmas, where mum Ruth said the hospital staff went the extra mile to make his stay special.

Ruth said “It was a difficult and extremely worrying time, but we had to keep going and keep strong for Gabriel’s sake.

Gabriel was in hospital over Christmas but the staff were patient and kind, answered our questions and kept us fully abreast of what was happening. We're asking for donations to the Jessop Wing so that they can continue their fantastic work.  We already have the best present ever - our healthy son.”

Support the Jessop Wing and its incredible staff this Christmas. Every donation will make a difference by helping to fund specialist support services, cutting edge equipment, pioneering research and the improvement of wards and patient areas.

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