Facilities and support for families
We have a parents’ room, which is a quiet space to make a hot drink or heat food up, as food and drinks are not allowed in the nurseries. There is a television and reading materials available. Our parents are given the opportunity to stay with their baby 24hours a day in one of our Integrated Care Rooms (ICR) once their baby is stable. We also have a shower for parents.
Having a baby on a neonatal unit can be a very difficult and worrying time for families and we recognise that you may need support through this experience. If you are interested in one-to-one support please speak to your nurse.
Families also find emotional support and help by sharing their stories with other parents who have been through a similar experience. Ask your nurse about our weekly coffee afternoons for parents and parent craft sessions.