BBC DOCUMENTREY HOSPITAL.
I led awake last night after watching this documentary thinking surly there is something that someone can do to help this poor family. I understand the NHS has to charge but these circumstances where so tragic I had to try and do something to help.
The couple had IVF (which I'm guessing they saved for and paid a small fortune) and found out they were expecting quads. I'm a mother of 4 children and I no the cost involved in getting all the equipment cloths ect needed to help raised them but for 4 children all at once is a massive cost on top of what they have already paid just to get pregnant.
The poor lady went into labour at 24 weeks on a flight from the USA to England where she was then getting on a connecting flight back home to Jamaica where she was from to be with her husband. She was taken to a hospital in London where she delivered 4 children, 3 survived but 1 sadly died.
She was so poorly herself that she didn't even see her children for 8 days.
With 3 children in NNIC unit and herself on a separate ICU she was told days after delivering she would have to pay for the treatment she and her babies receive.
They asked if her husband was flying out to be with her to which she replied in not so many words how can we afford with the invoiced your giving me.
She was discharged form hospital and had to leave her babies, a charity has helped her find somewhere to stay whilst her children continue their fight.
Sadly she lost her second child her daughter about 10 weeks later.
The invoice was £331,000.00 for about 10 week care. she has at least another 10 weeks more.
I had a premature baby at 31 weeks and she spent 7 weeks in hospital, I found out watching HOSPITAL last night I could have been billed about £20,000.00 per week just for my daughters help and that's not even including the EMCS I received and the after care. Id have been bankrupt.
I watch this amazing lady she was so pleasant, yet through all her heart ach, pain, worry she continued to smile and stay strong and I couldn't understand how she was so calm so brave.
I know only to well what that awful feeling is like when you have to leave your baby in hospital and I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enermy.
But then to have the bills on top and the worry of flying the 4 children back home to Jamaca (when their strong enough) and to finally meet their father and then pay out again for 2 funerals for the 2 you lost would brake any parent.
The financial strain on this family must be a massive worry, a worry that at such an awful time you could really do with out.
So PLEASE I you can spare any money, any at all them please donate hear!!
I no we could never make a dent on HUGE bills this family are facing but if we can help with the cost of getting them all back home that would be amazing.