3 month old Mabel was taken to the RD&E by ambulance after she started breathing very rapidly and a developed a high temperature. Mabel and her twin sister had been suffering from a respiratory illness for a few days, but Mabel's condition quickly worsened overnight.
Mabel’s dad said: “The Paediatric Assessment Unit (A&E for children) were hugely kind and professional. Sometime later we were admitted to Bramble Ward for further monitoring and care. As we entered the ward, we were met with an array of welcoming smiles. Mabel was settled into what looked like a nest, albeit with some very sophisticated monitoring machinery. I curled up next to her and breathed a deep sigh of relief knowing that Mabel and I were in the right place in her moment of need.
“Over the next 48 hours Mabel's mum (who'd been nursing our other little girl at home) and I tag-teamed. The support and kindness our entire family received during that short time touched our hearts; from the extraordinarily attentive care, clear and supportive communication and meals for my partner to support her breastfeeding. Our time at Bramble was thankfully brief, and our girls are now robustly healthy three-year-olds. But it's reassuring to know that Bramble Ward is there, providing world-class care and amazing comfort to stressed parents and children in need of care.”