Telecoms company steps up to support neonatal unit

Storytime made easier thanks to Kindle donation.

Birmingham-based Triton Telecom have shown their support for the Neonatal Unit at Worcestershire Royal Hospital by providing Kindle Fires, following their appeal for help.

The seven new tablets will allow parents to download and read stories to their babies, and for soothing music to be played to comfort premature newborns.

As father to three girls, supporting the Neonatal Unit is close to the heart of Triton Telecom’s Director Dean Billington. Dean has personal experience of having a baby in a Neonatal Ward, and he remains grateful for and humbled by the care and support he and his family received.

Speaking about the donation, Dean said: “Several of my employees and I are parents, so when the rare opportunity to help such a good cause came along I jumped at it.”

Melanie Tinson, a Neonatal Unit Staff Nurse, added: “We are all extremely thankful for any contribution we receive for the Neonatal and Transitional Care Units, big or small. The generous donation of these Kindles is greatly appreciated, and they will be well used by the team, and our families.”

The Neonatal Unit is now asking for donations of Amazon vouchers so they can purchase downloadable books and music files for the devices.