Singing for the ward that saved her ‘little dude’

Katy Page recording the charity single.
Katy Page recording the charity single.

“Amazing” care provided to a premature and unwell baby at Northampton General Hospital’s Gosset Ward has moved his mum to create her own charity single.

Lincoln was born four weeks premature in October 2012, two weeks after his mum Katy Page went into labour, as he was considered too fragile to be born just yet.

Lincoln Page when he was being cared for in hospital after being born.

Lincoln Page when he was being cared for in hospital after being born.

Having entered the world via emergency c-section, Lincoln was not breathing, needed full resuscitation and had to be given his first breath. He was then rushed up to Gosset Ward, the hospital’s special care baby unit, whose staff, Katy says, “took amazing good care of him”.

Katy has wanted to show her thanks to the team on the Gosset Ward ever since then, but because she suffers from fibromyalgia - a long-term condition that causes pain and fatigue - she has been unable to do so until recently.

She said: “I used to do a bit of singing at school and did a panto about ten years ago but since my health’s declined it’s just become a hobby, singing round the house.

“I had heard the song Wires by Athlete years ago and can remember it going through my head again and again when I saw Lincoln in his incubator.”

A recent picture of Lincoln.

A recent picture of Lincoln.

After approaching the Gosset Ward with the idea of re-working Wires into her own charity single to raise funds for the ward, Katy recorded the song at Fit Dog Studios near Tiffield, with the help of John Donovan - and it is now available to buy via CD Baby online and on iTunes.

Katy said: “It would be an absolute dream come true if I can sell lots of copies and really make a difference to the ward as they really looked after my little man and I just couldn’t live a day without the little dude.”

To buy the single (priced $0.99), visit cdbaby.com/cd/katypage

The Gosset Ward specialises in neonatal intensive care for premature babies and babies who need close care in the first few days of their lives. The ward only receives public funding for basic hospital equipment and is run mainly on donations and fundraising activities. To find out more, visit http://bit.ly/1URZIq3