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Thanks for saving our baby's life, mum and dad tell hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:46 11 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:53 05 October 2010

Aileen and Guy with little Arthur

Aileen and Guy with little Arthur

DELIGHTED Guy and Aileen Payne have given a big thank you' to staff at the Royal London Hospital this week for helping save the life of their premature baby boy. Chances of survival were slim when tiny Arthur was born six weeks premature at a hospital in Poole, Dorset, 100 miles away, weighed less than a 2lb pack of sugar

Gemma Collins

DELIGHTED Guy and Aileen Payne have given a big thank you’ to staff at the Royal London Hospital this week for helping save the life of their premature baby.

Chances of survival were slim when tiny Arthur was born six weeks before he was due at a hospital in Poole, Dorset, 100 miles away, weighing less than a 2lb packet of sugar!

But the couple were given hope after a tense 37 days when told he could get vital treatment at Lewisham University Hospital in South London.

The emergency team at the Neonatal Transfer service at the Royal London in Whitechapel stepped in when their ambulance transported Arthur up to London from Dorset.

Arthur was placed in an incubator and had his heart rate, breathing and blood pressure monitored on the three-hour journey to Lewisham.

He was taken straight into surgery, where the neonatal consultant told the couple the transfer team had done “a fantastic job” transporting and caring for Arthur, who’s now out of hospital and is now back home on the South Coast

Guy wrote this week to the Royal London saying: “I would like to thank the wonderful team as we have our precious son. Many, many thanks for the wonderful work you all do.”

The neonatal transfer service set up to transport sick or premature babies to specialist hospitals has ambulances equipped with intensive care and a medical team on-hand including consultants, neonatal nurses and paramedics.

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