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Lauretta and Otito's story

DSC 1686 - CopyWhen he was just three days old, Otito was diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening metabolic condition called propionic acidaemia. He was born here at Milton Keynes Hospital, but after falling into a coma Otito was taken to Great Ormond Street Hospital for dialysis to keep him alive.

18-month old Otito has spent most of his life at Milton Keynes Hospital and his mum Lauretta, from Downs Barn, says despite all those scary times and frequent admissions, the team on the children's ward feel like family. We spoke to Lauretta about her time on the children's wards at the hospital.

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Fundraising News January 2015

Why not read this year's first edition of Fundraising News for Milton Keynes Hospital Charity, which you can read here. Inside you'll find information on what's been happening in fundraising, what's coming up and importantly, examples of how your kindness and generosity have made a difference to patients and visitors at the hospital. If you'd like to fundraise or support our charity in 2015, then please contact fundraising@mkhospital.nhs.uk, we'd love to hear from you!

Virgin London Marathon 2015

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For the first time, Milton Keynes Hospital Charity has a guaranteed place up for grabs and we are currently accepting applications for someone to run on behalf of Milton Keynes Hospital Charity. Join over 35,000 runners on April 26 2015 in one of the world's greatest running events and help make a difference to patients and their families at our local hospital.

By running for us in the Virgin London Marathon, you can help make a difference to the lives of patients and families at Milton Keynes Hospital. That difference could be you funding a very special item of equipment to helping us enhance the environment in some way - you can make a real difference. We also run appeals and projects you can support, too.

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Give a special gift to a child in hospital this Christmas (2014)

BertieMilton Keynes Hospital Charity is inviting the local community to give a special gift and take part in their Christmas Present Project.

By donating a gift, members of the public can help make a big difference to young patients and their families staying at Milton Keynes Hospital over the festive season. The initiative is being run in partnership with the Milton Keynes Community Foundation.

Gift ideas can include board games, arts and craft items, cuddly toys, toiletries, musical toys, jigsaws, DVDs and computer games.

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Special delivery for neonatal unit

DSC 1384 - CopyTINY patients at Milton Keynes Hospital had a special delivery this month – funded by the Milton Keynes Hospital Charity. 

Thanks to charitable fundraising, four new incubators costing more than £90,000 were delivered to the hospital’s neonatal unit in October – and are already being used by babies born too small, too soon or very ill.

Every year the unit cares for around 350 babies – around 10 per cent of all babies born in Milton Keynes – where some are born as early as 27 weeks or weighing as little as 500 grams. These babies need special equipment such as incubators, which keep them safe, warm and protected.

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