Cots for Tots House offers a welcoming home-from-home environment for parents and families of babies cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Special Care Baby Unit) at St Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.
Anne Clements, our House Manager, offers hospitality to guests referred from the Special Care Baby Unit, who come from Bristol, Bath, the South West of England, South Wales and beyond.
During an extremely difficult time in their lives, the House offers freedom, privacy and a sense of normality for families, and allows them to stay close to their baby whilst they are in the NICU, as the accommodation is located directly opposite St Michael’s Hospital.
Mum Laura Cole stayed in the House when her baby was being cared for in the NICU for nine days after a traumatic birth. She says:
“Cots for Tots House is absolutely wonderful. Because it was only across the road it meant I could just pop in, which made it easier when I was feeding Archie before he could come home. The accommodation is fantastic and I don’t know what I would have done if I did not have the opportunity to stay here.”
Cots for Tots House is free for families, and is funded entirely by donations to the Cots for Tots Appeal. We can’t run it without your support – please help us continue to provide this accommodation and find out more about fundraising for us and donating to the Cots for Tots Appeal.