Luxury for base hospital twins
AFTER seeing the bassinette his twins were put into soon after their birth at the Grafton Base Hospital, Scott Tobin decided to take matters into his own hands.
Being an employee at Bunnings Warehouse, he managed to get a lawnmower donated so he could raise money to pay for a brand new bassinette for the hospital. The mower was raffled at a company Christmas party and from that night, Scott managed to raise $1400, the cost of a new bassinette.
“The bassinette Jasper and Riley were put into was pretty old and looked like a fishing trap or something. It was made out of metal and was kind of cage-like,” he said.
Now, Grafton Base Hospital has a state-of-the-art twin bassinette and trolley, and Angie Garland, maternity unit manager, could not be happier.
“The old one was a 1960s vintage version. We really like to put twins together because they tend to regulate each other. They have been together in the womb for so long, we don’t like to pull them apart too quickly,” she said.
Since Scott’s twins were born five months ago, there have been two more sets of twins born at Grafton Base and another two sets are due in June.