A family has backed calls for legislation to support families of premature children after they forked out £900 on petrol travelling back and forth to visit their baby girl as she fought for her life.
For six weeks, Liam Thompson and his wife, Hazel, were making daily car journeys from Irvine in Ayrshire to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QUEH) in Glasgow to be with their daughter, Sadie.
The tot was born 15 weeks early on July 30 and weighed just 1.4lbs, roughly the same as a loaf of bread. The couple were told by medics she only only had a 45% chance of survival.
While Sadie was kept in the neonatal intensive care unit at the QUEH, her parents were plunged into a period of uncertainty and ended up spending almost four figures on fuel so they could be by her side every day.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk