About Us

Leo’s is parent-led, founded by a neonatal mum in memory of her son with the aim of caring for families who have spent time on a neonatal unit

We know first hand the traumas and stresses of the unit and the difficulties families can encounter after they’ve been discharged home. We know the neonatal journey doesn’t end when you walk out of those double doors.

We provide care for the whole family-baby, parents, siblings and grandparents.

We are delighted to be working alongside the neonatal units at Sunderland Royal Hospital, The University Hospital of North Durham, The James Cook University Hospital and Darlington Memorial.

Our aim is to listen to what families need, and provide services that aim to improve their wellbeing and help them thrive. From counselling support for your mental health, to safe and friendly neonatal baby classes and support to aid your little ones’ development-we’ve got you.

That’s always been our motto-we’ve got you-because we know that walking this journey with someone by your side can make all the difference.

"Sometimes, the sickest twin knows it’s poorly, and makes the most noble sacrifice to save the other.” Here’s Leo’s story……

We are committed to raising awareness and making parents’ voices heard, but what we do on the ground matters just…

We believe that every parent who endures a premature or traumatic birth and an admission to the neonatal unit deserves…

We have a dedicated team of parents, midwives, neonatal nurses and consultants, paediatricians, an occupational therapist, project managers, business owners…

"This project is funded by the Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme, an MRC and NIHR partnership. The views expressed…

Leo's works closely with local print, online and broadcast media to generate rich content for our charity, corporate sponsors, families…

All children and adults linked with Leo’s have the right to be protected from neglect, physical, emotional or sexual abuse.…


Facts & Figures

1 in 8 babies in the UK need neonatal care

Leo's Neonatal

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