Sheffield turns purple for World Prematurity Day

Families gathered in the Peace Gardens as water cascades, lights and nearby buildings turned purple to mark World Prematurity Day. The Sheffield Hospitals Charity and staff from the Neonatal Unit organised the awareness raising event to highlight the challenges of pre-term birth. It is estimated that one in ten babies are born prematurely worldwide and that premature birth is the leading cause of death in infants under five. Around 700 premature and sick babies are admitted annually to the Jessop Wing’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the number continues to increase. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!