The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has received a donation of specially knitted garments from Iris Trebble.
The garments, which were knitted in an array of colours and designs, were handed over by Trebble during a brief presentation ceremony on Monday.
“My husband died about three months ago and for therapy I wanted to do something. It just helped me out of the predicament that I was in, it was my therapy,” Trebble explained.
Head of Paediatrics at the QEH Dr Clyde Cave said the donation would assist premature babies in the NICU.
“Babies on the NICU have special needs and the one common thread is that we have to pay special attention to them maintaining their temperature. Sick babies have to be kept warm for their healing, they require special clothing and in special sizes,” he said.
Cave also said it was refreshing to receive such a donation from an average citizen.
“This is a special occasion because frequently we have donations from corporate Barbados to help us with our work in the NICU. On this occasion we have the work of an individual that has done some lovely knitting for our babies in the NICU,” he said.