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Awareness events and fundraising mark World Prematurity Day at local hospitals

Awareness events have been held at Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area Hospitals to mark World Prematurity Day 2016.

Both events were supported by Tinylife – Northern Ireland’s premature and vulnerable baby charity – which is dedicated to reducing premature birth, illness, disability and death in babies born here.premature-2-dhh

Staff from the Special Care Baby Unit in Daisy Hill Hospital raised £326.66 through a cake and bun sale.

And a £440.80 donation was made by the Crilly family to the Neonatal Unit in Craigavon Area Hospital to help raise awareness.

The Southern Health and Social Care Trust would like to thank all those who donated and contributed at both gatherings.

MAIN: Pictured at Craigavon Area Hospital are Collette Hughes, Christine Crilly, Jessie Crilly, Janice McCarron and Mary McCourt.

INSET: Jane Lynch, Ward Manager, Special Care Baby Unit, Daisy Hill; Niamh Murphy Staff Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit and Emma Bridges Healthcare Assistant.

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