About the Charity
SSCB is a voluntary run charity set up in 1985 by a group of parents and friends who have had babies in the Simpsons Intensive Care Unit. They were concerned by the lack of adequate resources and support for modern life saving technology and established the charity to work to give every baby in the Neonatal Unit (NNU) an equal start in life.
A babies chances of survival is dependent on a number of things; having access to up to date medical and nursing care, as well as the love and support of family and friends. Fortunately, scientific advances are developing at a phenomenal rate, but unfortunately due to pressure on NHS resources the NNU cannot always keep pace with these advances. SSCB tries to bridge this gap. We are funded entirely from public support through fund raising and donations.
The main purpose of the charity is to provide equipment, facilities and support to the unit by complimenting and enhancing those provided by the NHS. Our main mission is :
To provide life saving equipment so the NNU care provide the best possible care
To keep pace with advances in technology and facilities required by a modern intensive care unit and support the unit when the NHS is unable to do so
To provide advice, support and information to families
To support research in developments in neonatology
To support training of staff working in neonatology
To put pressure on local and central government and other relevant people and bodies to provide better facilities and funding for the unit
We are happy and willing to visit groups and give a short talk on the work of the unit and how we help, to any interested organisation - schools, youth groups, Womens Guild - anyone! If you are interested, please let us know by either e-mailing us directly, or for other methods see our details on the Contact Us page.