We're Marking World Prematurity Day with a Special Video Effect


15 November 2018
        

We're Marking World Prematurity Day with a Special Video Effect

Well the big day is nearly here, World Prematurity Day is taking place this Saturday 17th November, and neonatal units around the world will be busy doing their bit to recognise this important day.

We would also like to do our bit to help with the celebrations, so have created a special purple vCreate video effect, as purple is the official colour of World Prematurity Day. Staff can record their videos as normal and then select the World Prematurity Day option from the background drop down under Edit Clip, when typing a personal greeting.

However you mark the occasion on Saturday, we hope you enjoy the day.



Words of Wisdom from a NICU Dad - Chris shares his Top Tips


12 November 2018
        

Words of Wisdom from a NICU Dad - Chris shares his Top Tips

World Prematurity Day is taking place this Saturday 17th November, and we have been overwhelmed by the response from parents of premature babies, wanting to help raise awareness, and show their support for other parents of preemies. They have been sending in photos of their babies from their days in the neonatal unit, alongside photos of them today, looking worlds away from their former NICU selves. We are sharing them all on our Facebook page if you'd like to see them.
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Kelly's NICU Superhero is Emma from the Walnut Ward


09 November 2018
        

Kelly's NICU Superhero is Emma from the Walnut Ward

Our campaign to recognise excellence in neonatal care continues, as Kelly Smith shares her nomination for our NICU Superhero award, which is working to celebrate the amazing work of NHS neonatal staff across the UK. Kelly has nominated Emma Parker from the Special Care Baby Unit (the Walnut Ward) at Darent Valley Hospital.Here is Kelly's story:
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NICU Superhero Award Celebrates Excellence in Neonatal Care


08 November 2018
        

NICU Superhero Award Celebrates Excellence in Neonatal Care

At the beginning of March, we launched our NICU Superhero award, to celebrate the amazing work of NHS neonatal staff across the UK. Since then many parents of premature and sick babies have come forward to share their stories of courage and say thank you to the nurses and doctors that they feel helped them the most whilst their baby was receiving special care. So far vCreate has awarded the title of ‘NICU Superhero’ to 24 wonderful people.

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Glasgow Paediatric Intensive Care Unit are First to Introduce Secure Video Diaries for Parents


06 November 2018
        

Glasgow Paediatric Intensive Care Unit are First to Introduce Secure Video Diaries for Parents

We are thrilled to announce that the first Paediatric Intensive Care Unit to use vCreate’s Secure Video Diary, has gone live. The vCreate app, which launched yesterday, will allow nursing staff in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, to record videos of patients on an iPad and send them securely to parents’ smartphones and tablets.

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Preemie Parents Join Our Campaign for World Prematurity Day


05 November 2018
        

Preemie Parents Join Our Campaign for World Prematurity Day

The Neonatal Unit is a world which you may never know exists, until you find yourself in it.November has arrived, and the countdown to World Prematurity Day has begun. Taking place on November 17th, it is a day when people and organisations around the world, come together to raise awareness of the effects of preterm birth on babies and their families.

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Our Bonfire Night Video Effect is Now Live


02 November 2018
        

Our Bonfire Night Video Effect is Now Live

Remember, remember the 5th November. Monday is Bonfire Night, and this weekend people will be wrapping up warm and venturing out to attend firework displays, wave sparklers and eat parkin, all whilst getting nicely toasted by the fire. At vCreate, we like to help families of babies receiving care in the neonatal unit, to mark special occasions such as this, and so our Bonfire Night video effect is ready to add an extra special touch to the video updates they will receive from the unit over the next few days.
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Our Halloween Video Effect is Live


30 October 2018
        

Our Halloween Video Effect is Live

We hope your costumes are ready, your biscuit barrels fully stocked, your smoke machines plugged in, and your pumpkins carved and in position, for tomorrow...it is Halloween! We love Halloween, and see it as another opportunity in the year to help neonatal staff make their video updates from the unit extra special for mums, dads and siblings.

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vCreate are Proud to be Featured in the BMJ


30 October 2018
        

vCreate are Proud to be Featured in the BMJ

vCreate are proud to have been featured in a recent piece for the BMJ, as one of the initiatives helping to keep families of patients updated when they are receiving medical care. The article looked at how hospitals are having to find a balance between the need for staff to keep families and carers of patients informed, and the time this can take. Family Integrated Care is a model of care which is doing just that, helping to involve the parents of babies in neonatal units in their baby's care, wherever possible.

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Sophia's Mum Nominates Karen as her NICU Superhero


26 October 2018
        

Sophia's Mum Nominates Karen as her NICU Superhero

We first launched our NICU Superhero award back in March, with the aim of providing parents of preemies, or babies born full term, but requiring extra special care in the neonatal unit, the opportunity to recognise and thank members of the neonatal team who helped them through their NICU journey.
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Help us to mark World Prematurity Day this November


18 October 2018
        

Help us to mark World Prematurity Day this November

Would you like to help us mark World Prematurity Day on November 17th? It's a day when people from around the world come together to raise awareness of the challenges of premature birth, and with more than 1 in 10 babies born preterm worldwide, this is something that is affecting millions of families. We’d like to play our part in helping to raise awareness on WPD, and we would love parents of premature babies to get involved. If you’d like to join us, here are the ways you can

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We're Taking our Demos Back on the Road and Heading North


16 October 2018
        

We're Taking our Demos Back on the Road and Heading North

We have an exciting couple of weeks planned as we head north to demo our Secure Video Diary to neonatal units, and our new Secure Video Support Service for Paediatric Transfer, to transport teams. This Thursday we’ll be attending the Northern Neonatal Network Day and Board Meeting in Durham, to demo our Secure Video Diary

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Melanie from the Buscot Neonatal Team is our latest NICU Superhero!


12 October 2018
        

Melanie from the Buscot Neonatal Team is our latest NICU Superhero!

Our NICU Superhero campaign is giving parents the opportunity to say an extra special thank you to members of the neonatal team who cared for their baby. Today we are announcing a second nomination for a member of the Buscot Neonatal Team. You may remember Katie Marie Belcourt, mum to twins, Tabitha and Phillipa, who were born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation in August 2017, and cared for by staff in the Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.

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Aaron's Mum, Natalie, nominates her NICU Superhero


28 September 2018
        

Aaron's Mum, Natalie, nominates her NICU Superhero

Last month we attended the Leeds Centre for Newborn Care’s Neonatal Summer Event, where we met a number of parents of NICU graduates, Natalie Blackburn was one of those parents.Natalie is mum to Aaron, who was born prematurely at 27 weeks gestation, in November 2015, at Leeds General Infirmary. He was later transferred to St James's University Hospital in Leeds, and spent nearly four months in the Neonatal Unit.

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vCreate Launch Secure Video Support Service for Paediatric Transfer


19 September 2018
        

vCreate Launch Secure Video Support Service for Paediatric Transfer

vCreate and it's NHS Trusted Secure Video Diary are well-known in the neonatal community for keeping parents updated whilst their baby is on the unit. Parents register for a secure account which they can access at any time of the day or night to receive reassuring progress update videos.

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Treasured MemoRory’s Continue to Support Families in Glasgow


18 September 2018
        

Treasured MemoRory’s Continue to Support Families in Glasgow

We are delighted to announce that Treasured MemoRory's, our sponsor for the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, are funding the use of vCreate's Secure Video Diary for a second year!Stephanie-Jane Taylor is truly an inspiration. In 2016, she and her partner Scott suffered the devastating loss of their son, Rory, following his premature birth at 27 weeks. Born weighing only 1 lbs 9oz, Rory fought hard but was just too poorly and sadly lost his battle after four weeks.

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NICU Team at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol, Shortlisted for Award


17 September 2018
        

NICU Team at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol, Shortlisted for Award

The finalists for the Sustainable Health and Care Awards 2018 have been announced, and we are thrilled, and proud, to report that the team at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael’s Hospital, Bristol, have been shortlisted for an award in the ‘Care and Clinical Practice’ category.
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Teila's Mum shares her NICU Superheroes from Bristol!


14 September 2018
        

Teila's Mum shares her NICU Superheroes from Bristol!

Our campaign to celebrate excellence in neonatal care continues, as Carla Hope reveals her NICU Superheroes. Carla's baby Teila, was born at 34 weeks and spent 5 months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol. She was later transferred to the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, as she required Specialist Paediatric surgery.

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vCreate Set to Exhibit at the Paediatric Intensive Care Society’s Conference in Bristol


12 September 2018
        

vCreate Set to Exhibit at the Paediatric Intensive Care Society’s Conference in Bristol

Next week, vCreate are heading to Bristol to attend the 32nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society. The three day event, hosted by Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, will be held in the Lansdown Suite at Ashton Gate Conference Centre. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘PICS of the Future’
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We're heading to the Neonatal Reunion Party in Glasgow


08 September 2018
        

We're heading to the Neonatal Reunion Party in Glasgow

We are excited to share that on Thursday 20th September, we’ll be heading to Glasgow to attend the Neonatal Reunion Party! The event will reunite former patients, their families and staff...here are members of the neonatal team getting ready to welcome families to last year’s shindig. The party promises soft play (we’re hoping this applies to adults too), entertainment, and stalls, and is being held at Wonderworld Soft Play between 4-7pm.

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