Revamp at Rotherham baby unit

Rotherham Hospital's SCBU Ward Manager, Angela Griffiths (left), thanks Willmott Dixon's Michael Pearson for their refurbishment of the ward's family suite
Rotherham Hospital's SCBU Ward Manager, Angela Griffiths (left), thanks Willmott Dixon's Michael Pearson for their refurbishment of the ward's family suite
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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.