NICU Support

Find out how we help families on the neonatal units we support…

As the largest providers of vCreate in the UK, we are delighted to provide this service, with the support of…

Having someone to talk to who has been on a neonatal unit and ‘gets it’ is an incredibly valuable way…

We are delighted to provide heartbeat bears with our partners Kalma Baby and Window To The Womb to the North…

Siblings need just as much care as parents when they spend time on the neonatal unit, which is why we…

We provide library's to both the neonatal units at North Durham Hospital and Darlington Memorial Hospital. We know the benefits…

We've compiled a handy NICU jargon buster for our parents to refer to when they're feeling overwhelmed, or just want…

We’re delighted to offer lovingly made welcome boxes to families on the neonatal unit at James Cook University Hospital. We…

Creating a safe place of support is incredibly important to us at Leo’s. A place where NICU families can express…

  “When the nurse asked me if I wanted counselling, I remember thinking ‘I don’t need counselling, there’s nothing wrong…

“I don’t think there’s a word to describe the pain you feel when you wish you could hold your child…

We know how exhausting it can be sat at the cot-side all day, but also understand parents need to stay…


Facts & Figures

More than 50% of mums suffer from mental health issues after being on the neonatal unit

1 in 8 babies in the UK need neonatal care

Last year, the Northern Neonatal Transport Team, transferred 419 babies across and in to the region – that’s enough to fill two primary schools.

Leo's Neonatal

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