Baby caps presented to hospital
A presentation of premature baby caps will be made from the Ettalong Beach Arts and Craft Centre to the Gosford Hospital Auxiliary on Thursday, March 15.
The idea was born 13 years ago following the birth of a premature grandchildren to one of the members of the centre.
"During this time, the families of premature babies soon learn all about the needs of these fragile little people and one such need is to ensure their heads stay warm," said centre publicity officer Ms Sue Sullivan.
"The babies can lose an enormous amount of heat through their heads and the neonatal ward at the hospital provided some little caps for this purpose.
"This grandmother perceived a need for a good supply of these little caps for all the new premature babies being born during a period where there was quite a baby boom in our area.
"The suggestion was taken back to the quilting group at the arts and craft centre and the idea was embraced by the members.
"All this happened 13 years ago and the craft centre stitchery group continues to focus on the needs of the community by looking at new projects as an outlet for their skills.
"Gosford Hospital Neonatal ward can now confidently look forward to their supply of caps being maintained for the future," said Ms Sullivan
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