Special care babies

Camp Simcha is here to support families with very premature or seriously ill babies

We offer practical help and support to families both while the baby is in hospital and then to ease the transition from hospital to home

Camp Simcha is there for parents with babies born very prematurely or seriously ill, offering services such as breast milk pumps and parking vouchers to sibling support or a night nurse for when they get home.

For most families we hope this will be a short-term support service to get them through those first few months. However, having Camp Simcha on hand from the outset means we can be there for families going forward – with our full range of services – if their needs are more long-term.

In addition, through our partnership with the charity Bliss, we can offer parents who have had a very premature or seriously ill baby, the help and advice of our UCLH midwife, nurse and nurse educator Caroline Dux in those first few weeks after they bring their baby home.

Avidan’s Mission was set up to support the funding towards Camp Simcha’s Special Care Baby Project. Read more about this special project here.

We were thrown into a world which we didn’t know how to navigate – with no idea which way to turn. If one positive can come out of our nightmare, it will be that Avidan’s legacy is the creation of a ‘One Stop Shop’ service through Camp Simcha to help other parents in our situation.

Eitan and Gabriella Freilich


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