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At the awards

Dr Peter Reynolds, Consultant on Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Peter’s Hospital, was awarded Best Neonatal specialist for treating 13oz Frankie Thompson.

He was smaller than a can of beans when mum Michelle from Farnborough gave birth at 24 weeks. Frankie was then treated by Dr Reynolds and a very experienced team on NICU.

The Prime Minister said: “Peter and all the other winners represent the very best of our NHS — they have shown care, compassion and professionalism, and I want to say thank you to them.”

Dr Reynolds said of Frankie, 13 months: “Seeing him now, so big and full of life, is so rewarding.”

Frankie’s mum Michelle is also very pleased with his progress and is starting to plan ahead and said, “Watching him for the first three months and wondering what would happen was very difficult for me but also as a family.”

Michelle was also very happy with the treatment she and Frankie received and added, “Without the treatment at St Peter’s we would not be able celebrate all the things that he has achieved so far. Thank you very much for everything you have done for us.”

At the awards

 

Pictures used with permission from The Sun