The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth have been awarded the Bliss Baby Charter Silver Award. Multiple audits and a recent pre-assessment meeting found the care given to families and babies to be exemplary.
Derriford’s NICU has been involved with Bliss, the charity for premature and sick babies, since 2017. After initially achieving a pledge of improvement in 2019, the team went on to be awarded the Bronze Award in 2021 and most recently the Silver Award in May 2022.
Bliss was set up in 1979. Its vision is simply that every baby born prematurely or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life. They work hand in hand with healthcare professionals to ensure family centred care on the neonatal unit is of the highest possible standard. In 2009 the charity introduced different levels of award to recognise the progress and commitment of every unit working hard to implement and improve family centred care, something that Derriford’s NICU team have done exceptionally well.
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