09 April 2021
Kathryn has nominated Ashley from Sunderland Royal Hospital to be crowned NICU Superhero this week!
Kathryn's twin girls, Ellie and Abbie, were born 14 weeks premature, weighing just 1lb 14oz and 1lb 6oz respectively. Ellie and Abbie had a tough start and spent 23 weeks and 3 days in various hospitals. During their 14 week stay in Sunderland Royal Hospital neonatal unit, Kathryn was so grateful for the care Ashley provided.
"We first met Ashley about 2 weeks into our NICU journey. She was looking after Ellie who had become very poorly over the day. Not only did Ashley fulfil her role as a neonatal nurse, but she also looked after me and my partner too.
Ashley would regularly upload pictures and videos of our girls which was great. Especially when we couldn't be there due to restricted visiting.
She looked after Ellie and Abbie during some very challenging times and she was extremely professional. Ashley was always there to talk to if we were having a bad day, being positive and supportive.
There was one day I had a particularly bad day and even though Ashley wasn't looking after my girls at that time, she still came to speak to me and take me out of my negative mindset.
I can't thank Ashley enough for what she did for the girls and us as parents."
Congratulations, Ashley! Ellie and Abbie are doing really well at home now and her family will be forever grateful for your wonderful care.
Nominate a NICU Superhero
If you would like to say a big thank you to a member of the neonatal team, keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of when our NICU Superhero Award nominations are open!