York Vikings Rotary Club certainly fixed it for 1-day-old baby, Finley Jay Stoker, to enjoy the comfort of a brand new, electronically-controlled cot!
York Teaching Hospital Charity's "Lots of Cots Appeal" is aiming to raise £49,000 to replace all 36 cots in York Hospital's Maternity Unit. The existing cots are over 30 years old, and have been used by more than 90,000 babies.
"We're delighted with the response to our appeal" stated Fundraising Manager, Lucy Watson. "Organisations and private donations have enabled us to replace 29 cots in just 11 months. We're nearly there; just 7 short of our target."
Liz Ross, Matron on the unit, explained a key benefit of the new cots, "They have electronic height adjustment. That's so important to Mums who've had caesarean sections. They don't have to bend awkwardly. The cot height can be adjusted to the bed height."
Martin Kirby, President of York Vikings Rotary Club, expressed his delight with the appeal's success, "Wonderful! I'm so proud that we've purchased a cot, and played a part in helping to meet the needs of future generations of York citizens. Let's also not forget that the old cots are not simply discarded. Our Club is actively involved in exporting them to hospitals in Africa. It's a great win/win project."