On Tuesday, The More Smiles Appeal was released by charity COSMIC and Imperial College Healthcare Charity. It is a fundraising program with the objective of raising £2million for the redevelopment of the respective unit at St Mary.
Kate Middleton released a statement about how she will offer her full support to this project.
“The thought of your child in an intensive care unit is harrowing for any parent. The commitment to expand and transform the Children’s Intensive Care Unit at St Mary’s Hospital will vitally guarantee more space to treat more children and support more families,” Duchess Kate said.
“As someone who was so brilliantly cared for by St Mary’s, I am delighted to support the Children’s Intensive Care Appeal, and commend the important work of all those involved in the project.”
This fundraising program will help more than 200 extra children get treatment because the unit is expected to twice the current number of beds.
In addition, a dedicated parents’ room and a private room will provide doctors and nurses with the space needed to offer emotional support to the relatives of children with serious conditions.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to her son Prince George in 2013, on July 22, and to her daughter Princess Charlotte, this year on May 2, in the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital.