Lyncroft Care Home residents knit for special care babies

Lyncroft care home residents and nurses at the local hospital

Residents at Lyncroft Care Home made a special delivery to the neonatal, intensive care unit at Peterborough City Hospital this week.

Madaline Medler (90) and Vera Sooley (88) have been busy knitting tiny size hats as well as blankets to donate to the intensive care unit for premature and ill new born babies.

“We love knitting” said Vera “it keeps us busy and it’s for the babies”

Accompanied by Home Manager Jan Davison and Administrator Shirley Cousins, Madaline and Vera delivered a large box of colourful blankets and hats to the unit. They were met by Esther and Mags, nurses from the NICU unit, who explained how grateful they were for the donation.

The parents of one baby being cared for were kind enough to let the residents from Lyncroft Care Home in Wisbech go into the unit to see her. The ladies were taken on to the ward and were delighted to be introduced to 10 day old baby Roux, born at 27 weeks weighing just 1lb.

“I can’t believe how tiny she is” said Madaline “we’ll have to knit even smaller hats!”