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Amazing Alfie’s incredible care

Alfie needed life-saving treatment immediately after birth, so he was rushed to the specialist neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Evelina London.

The brilliant neonatal team make incredible things happen at Evelina London

Alfie had suffered HIE (hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy), which happens when the brain is starved of oxygen. He was having seizures and only able to breathe with the help of a ventilator.

At this horrific time, his parents didn’t know whether he would survive.

But Evelina London’s brilliant neonatal team were able to stabilise Alfie. He received 72 hours of therapeutic cooling therapy to stop his condition from getting worse.

“The incredible care Alfie received meant that following a six-week stay at Evelina London, we were able to take our baby boy home.”

Alfie’s mum and dad

Incredible care for Alfie and his family

Alfie is now six years old and living with cerebral palsy, which means he is reliant on a wheelchair. He loves action movies, rap music and rough and tumble play. And he is excited to listen to his favourite Christmas song by Shakin’ Stevens.

Alfie has ongoing treatment at Evelina London and recently underwent surgery to realign his hip, which is common in children with cerebral palsy.

The hospital is a real home from home for the whole family. While Alfie receives incredible care, his sister Charlotte enjoys having fun with the play specialists, and his parents feel safe and supported by the wonderful staff.

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“The doctors and nurses at Evelina London are incredible. They saved my little brother’s life.”

Alfie’s sister Charlotte, age 9

Delivering incredible moments, every day

It’s the little touches from Evelina London’s amazing team that make a big difference. Like the time when one of the NICU nurses took and printed the first photo of Alfie for his parents.

The neonatal unit at Evelina London cares for over 800 babies a year like Alfie.

From nurturing tiny newborns to making the hospital feel more like home, we help make incredible things happen every day at Evelina London.

Help the everyday heroes at Evelina London provide incredible care to children like Alfie