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Cornish post-natal ward wins funding for twin cots

More twins will sleep sound at Royal Cornwall Hospital Photo: ITV West Country

The post-natal ward at Royal Cornwall Hospital has received an early gift as part of the 12 Days of Christmas Charity Appeal.

After fundraising and donations from the public, staff have been able buy two permanent twin cots for little newborns like Oscar and Oliver.

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The newborn pair are just a few days old but they're the some of the first Cornish twins to trial sharing a cot.

12 other Cornish units have also won bids ranging from £1,000 to £2,000 in the charity appeal with a bonus £3,000 prize to be awarded to units on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Oscar and Oliver get comfy in the new twin cot at Royal Cornwall Hospital Credit: ITV West Country

It's so nice to be able to give out £15,000 in the lead up to Christmas, it's fantastic to deliver great news for new equipment or additional training, it's always items that aren't provided through NHS funding so it always is for care that goes above and beyond.

– Karen Murrish, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity