The Festival was pleased to be support two very worthy charities
The previous premature baby lacked space and was a real challenge with geat difficulties in providing the very best 'development care' for babies and parents. A visit to the unit clearly showed that the existing unit required a modern premature baby unit to provide an appropriate working environment and suitable space for often seriously ill babies and their distraught parents.
The new premature unit NICU, opened in 2012 and was funded by the Forever Friends Appeal enabling the unit to act as a model/pilot for the benefit of research and education for a new generation of health care buildings and new life saving equipment.
DOROTHY HOUSE HOSPICE WINSLEY
Dorothy House remains a vital charity for those with life threatening and other serious illnesses and its work place extends to all areas of Bath and beyond. The hospice provides professional in house care in a beautiful tranquil setting and also helps and gently supports patients and families in their own home.
Annual running costs are high and the hospice depends on the generous support of the community.