We at "One Mother To Another" provide gift bags to distressed Mums and Carers who find themselves in either the Children's Acute Assessment (CAA) Unit or the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU ward) at Christchurch Hospital.
Our aim is to put a smile on the face of the Mum or Carer and let them know we care about what they are going through, acknowledge that this could be a very difficult time for them, and hopefully brighten their day.
Each pack is filled to the brim with goodies, some items are practical and some are indulgent. The items have either been generously donated from businesses, others have been purchased using donated money and other items are beautifully hand made.
We currently supply around 50 gift bags per month to the CAA ward and 80 per month to the NICU ward. We continue to receive amazing feedback from the nursing staff and also from those who have received packs.
The packs continue to be very well received; both by the staff giving them out and the mothers receiving them. One new mother cried when she was given one. Tears of appreciation of course.Children's Acute Assessment Unit Charge Nurse Warren Nairn