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Neonatal Care Booklet, 13/01/15 [S]

A new publication designed to support parents during their baby’s time in neonatal care which has been developed for parents, by parents, has been launched today.

The neonatal booklet provides helpful information support and advice for carers, siblings and grandparents and focusses on a parent’s perspective.

Minister for Public Health, Maureen Watt, was at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary today to meet parents from the South East and Tayside Managed Clinical Network for Neonatal Services. She commended their commitment and dedication to developing the resource, which is now available at all neonatal units in Scotland.

Minister for Public Health, Maureen Watt, said:

“It is difficult to underestimate the emotional and practical upheaval and trauma that parents face when their baby is in a neonatal unit.

“While it is comforting to know that our premature or sick babies receive the best care available by our health professionals, we are determined to make sure parents get the best possible emotional and practical advice and support. No one is better placed to provide that guidance than parents who have been through the experience themselves.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

From the parent's perspective