SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit)
To celebrate 2000, one of Mannin Quilters suggested
that we should make tiny quilts for the Neo - natal Unit at
Nobles Hospital. The staff at the unit thought it was a good
idea and so the members started sewing these little quilts
which measure about 15" x 18". They are made in a wide variety
of colours and designs and are a good excuse to try out
different embroidery stitches.
All babies who are in the unit or across in a UK
hospital, whether for a few hours or longer, have a quilt,
chosen by their parents, on their incubator and then when it
is time to go Home, they take the quilt with them. They
brighten up the unit and are very popular
with parents and staff - both here and in the UK, where
staff are very envious!
Often when Mannin Quilters are demonstrating at
different events over the summer, Mums come up and say how
much they appreciate being able to take the quilts Home.
We make about 90 a year.
We were also asked to make a cover for the travelling
incubator which goes in the helicopter or plane when babies
are flown away to the UK. This helps the baby to feel
secure during transfer by shutting out the lights
and noise and also gives privacy to very ill babies. Once
again the nursing staff are regularly asked where they can get
a cover like it!