Nifty knitters at Rose Lodge Care Home have made over 100 hats for premature babies following a hospital appeal.
Residents, staff and friends of Rose Lodge Care Home knitted up a storm over the festive holidays to produce dozens of special hats for premature babies born in 2019.
The University Hospital of North Durham made an appeal for hats to keep vulnerable premature new born babies warm and to highlight to hospital staff which babies need some extra care and attention.
There are no plans to put down the wool yet as the home has already began a new project to knit baby blankets to fit incubators as these cannot be reused to avoid potential cross-infections.
Rose Lodge Home Manager Nicola Wheatley said: “As soon as we heard about the hospital appeal we knew our residents would want to help. Many of them have a strong attachment to the area, having lived here for most of their lives, and they enjoy giving back to the community. A lot of love went into knitting the hats and I know it’s been rewarding for everyone involved.”
“When we took the hats to the hospital the nurse that we handed them over to said that our red hats would be perfect for the new arrivals born on Valentine’s Day.”