Our hospitals Other areas we support Silver Star - providing special care for special mothers Having a baby is the most important moment in many people's lives, which you may want recognise by making a donation. Providing quality maternity care - whether for a straightforward birth or a more complicated pregnancy - is so important and our funding helps to make a difference, supporting mothers to be and the clinical teams who care for them at this very special time. The Silver Star fund provides improvements to help more difficult pregnancies and also supports the wider maternity services in our hospitals - making maternity spaces more welcoming and funding state of the art monitoring equipment. Silver Star - which has recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary - is a ground-breaking unit based at the John Radcliffe. It cares for around 500 pregnant mothers and their unborn babies every year, who have serious and rare difficulties in pregnancy, such as repeated miscarriages, pre-eclampsia (sometimes known as toxaemia of pregnancy), placental bleeding or placental problems. Women with high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney or heart problems, and other medical complications are also offered Silver Star Care. The small but dedicated team gives a unique range of care, backed by specialist midwives, together with all the staff of the Maternity Unit and Special and Intensive Care baby nurseries. Read our latest stories about Silver Star Read how the Sullivan family have donated £10,000 to thank the team for their daughter, Tippa Celebrating fifty years of Silver Star Silver Star patron, author Clare Mackintosh, shares her thanks The charitable arm of Silver Star, which is part of Oxford Hospitals Charity, helps fund ground-breaking equipment, research and specialist support for those with more complicated pregnancies as well as benefiting the wider maternity services - helping thousands of pregnant women every year. You donations and fundraising will help maternity services in Oxfordshire - making a difference to so many at this very special time. If you would like more information about the work that Silver Star do then please do get in touch. Tel: 01865 221 718 Email: silverstar.so[email protected] You can also support The Silver Star unit by making a donation today. Donate online now Other ways to support Do remember to tick the Gift Aid box if you are a UK taxpayer, as that will increase your donation by 25 percent.