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Mum Thanks Hospital Staff

Fern & Levi

7:38am 21st July 2014
(Updated 9:15am 22nd July 2014)

A Weymouth woman who went into labour prematurely says indebted to the work of staff at Dorset County Hospital.

Fern Grimshaw's baby son Levi was born more than two months early and had to spend the first five weeks of his life in the hospital's special care unit.

When Levi was born he weighed 3Ib 15oz, he was on oxygen for 3-4 weeks and spent a month being tube fed.

Fern told us he's now been allowed home and is doing well weighing a healthy 6lb 8oz at seven weeks old.

Fern contacted Wessex FM because she wanted to put out a special thanks out for everyone at Dorset County Hospital who took care of him.

"They were absolutely fantastic, I couldn't have asked for a better team to look after him. I heard lots of stuff about other hospitals where maybe they aren't quite as good as Dorchester, so I'm glad that Levi ended up in Dorchester. I wouldn't want him to be anywhere else if it happened again."

She also said that she believed the special care team deserved specific thanks, as they often don't get the recognition she thinks they deserve.

"They were so friendly, they were so comforting, they made the experience bearable. If they hadn't have been like that I think the experience would have been scary. They explained everything from when I first went in to see him, all the beeping that you hear, all the machines that were on him, they explained every step of the way what they were doing."

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