Little Alfie Filtness paid our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Queen’s Hospital a visit this week, and was a little bit bigger than last time he was there!
Now a bouncing five-month-old, Alfie’s parents David and Goldie, of Church Road, Harold Wood, wanted to thank our staff for caring for him so well, and hand over a donation of £250 from David’s employer, Axiom Underwriting.
The money was raised via a Christmas jumper day at the company, and through giving donations rather than sending Christmas cards. David, 37, was overwhelmed when his boss told him that they wanted to give the money to the hospital which cared for Alfie.
It was donated to the King George and Queen’s Hospital Charity and will go towards our NICU.
Goldie’s waters broke six weeks early and Alfie was born last August weighing just over 4lbs.
He spent 12 days on our NICU before his relieved parents could take him home.
Goldie, 35, said: “The staff were absolutely amazing and so kind. It was really hard to leave him when I was discharged but they looked after him so well it put my mind at rest.
“It was amazing when we brought him home and he’s doing really well now.”
Pictured is the couple and baby Alfie with NICU staff