About Tiny Lives

Tiny Lives LogoThe Neonatal Service at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne looks after newborn babies from all over the north of England. We look after about 600 newborn babies every year, and up to 30 can be with us at any one time. Tiny Lives supports this work.

To treat one baby for one day it costs £1,000. We give continuous support to the babies, their families and those who work to care for them on the unit. They need our help.

Tiny Lives provide:

Education and training
The health of the babies is completely dependent on the expertise of the nurses and doctors. To help them develop and keep up their skills we are committed to providing support for them to attend courses, conferences and training events. This helps them keep up to date with the latest advances.

Funding for research
The care of newborn babies never stands still. We have seen tremendous improvements in the survival of very premature babies, all of which result from research in services like ours. We want to stay at the forefront of developments in care of the newborn so research will always be a high priority for us.

Specialist developmental care
Tiny Lives has recently funded some time from a specialist physiotherapist to enhance the quality of developmental care our babies receive.

A homely environment
We don’t just look after babies – we are here for their families too. Babies and their families need to feel as relaxed as possible, comfortable and supported in all sorts of ways. We think that attention to all aspects of the ward environment is very important whether it is a waiting room, a counselling room, a parent room or the ward itself.

Help with travel costs for parents
We realise that the parents of some of our babies are far from home and may have financial difficulty. Tiny Lives helps us to go some way to helping parents with these costs.

Expensive equipment
In the past funds such as Tiny Lives provided much of the equipment that is now regarded as standard. Whilst this is now mostly provided by the NHS there are occasions when “extra” funds help us to stay at the cutting edge of technology.

If you would like to receive further information regarding any of our fundraising activities or events, please send us an email on tinylives@communityfoundation.org.uk

Alternatively call them on……..0191 222 0945 .

The Tiny Lives Fund, Community Foundation
Cale Cross, 156 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SU

Registered Charity Number 700510
Limited Company No. 2273708

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