December 2010
twinsCouple support EGA wing to say thank-you for their miracle twins

Charlotte and Stephen are just two of the supporters who have made generous donations to say thank-you for the care they received at our hospitals. After the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) wing saved their premature twin girls, Rebecca and Natacha, they wanted to provide funds to support parents going through the same thing.

Charlotte was admitted to the EGA after a scan at just over 23 weeks suggested that she was going to go into labour early. 

“The twins arrived two weeks later thanks to a large team of doctors, nurses and midwives” she says. “The birth was very smooth, but arriving in the neo-natal unit was a frightening time. The babies weighed a little more than 700 grammes and I felt very empty and vulnerable.

“It was the staff who made the difference. Stephen and I were totally included, we were encouraged to talk and sing to the babies and kept fully informed about their care. And the staff treated the babies with such respect and dignity.”

After two months in intensive care, and a further six weeks in the special care unit, Rebecca and Natacha were able to go home. They are now healthy toddlers, about to walk and always smiling and laughing.

“I can’t thank the doctors and nurses at UCLH enough for what they did” says Charlotte.