Workers from a South Yorkshire repairs firm have rolled up their sleeves to upgrade part of a unit for some of the region’s most poorly babies.
Staff from Willmott Dixon Partnerships’ Rotherham branch spent more than a week sprucing up the family suite at Rotherham Hospital’s special care baby unit.
A team of tradespeople and apprentices refurbished the suite’s bathroom and installed new plumbing fixtures, as well as decorating a doctor’s vacant office, and installing seats, cupboards and curtains to create a community room.
The firm previously created the family suite itself, and sponsored a dinner dance which raised £6,500 for the Rotherham Hospital Charity.
Angela Griffiths, ward manager at the unit, said: “These upgrades will help give families in Rotherham a better start in life, and the community room will be important in providing families with a comforting environment in the hospital during very difficult times.”
Mick Williamson, managing director of Willmott Dixon Partnerships, said the company wanted to make a ‘real, positive difference to the lives of local people’.
The special care baby unit provides support for infants who are born prematurely or have complications after birth.