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Financial Help Needed For Parents Of Premature And Sick Babies

A mother from Northamptonshire is supporting a national campaign calling for more financial help to be made available for parents of premature or sick babies.

The charity Bliss says parents spend around an extra £2,000 on things like travel, accommodation and food while their baby is in hospital.

Stuart talks to Catherine Alcott from Norton near Daventry, who had her own experience of premature birth when her twins were born 14 weeks early; one of them died a few months later.

Stuart also hears from Rebecca Rennison, the Policy and Campaigns Manager from the charity Bliss, and from Daventry Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris.


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Thu 13 Mar 2014 06:00

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