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Health professionals give back to Watford Hospital

29 June 2016, Jodi-Ann Gayle, Communications officer

On the weekend of 2-3 July 15th, doctors and nurses from Watford Hospital will be climbing the three peaks - Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon - in a blistering 24 hour challenge.

Picture of Watford General HospitalThe Team is raising money for Watford Neonatal Unit to purchase life saving equipment and other items that improve the experience of the 1000 families who pass through our doors each year. They will ascend 3,500 foot-aching metres and stride through 50,000 joint stressing paces, not to mention 10 hours and nearly 500 miles of sitting in the back of a minibus – kindly been loaned for the event by Watford Football Club.

The Neonatal Unit works with people who are living through the most traumatic of lifetime events, looking after babies who are too small or sick to go home with their parents in the usual way.

Babies who are small are susceptible to infection and need the special care that the Unit can deliver, and parents need the support of trained staff as they learn to support and bond with their youngster during this more difficult start.

Please help them to be there for you, support our Three Peak Challenge, by sponsoring us through:

www.justgiving.com/peaks4premies

For more information about our hospitals, visit www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk. You can also join our 5,124 followers on Twitter (twitter.com/westhertsNHS) or find us on Facebook (facebook.com/westhertsNHS).

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  1. For more information, please contact Jodi-Ann Gayle, Communications officer at the Trust’s Communications department on telephone: 01923 436 280 or email: info@whht.nhs.uk. Out of hours, please call 07900 228 031.
  2. West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute trust serving people from across Hertfordshire, north London and further afield. It operates from three sites at Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead hospitals and sees about 600,000 patients a year. We are one of the largest employers locally, with around 4,500 staff and volunteers.