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.

Today, at the Paediatric Intensive Care Society’s Conference in Bristol, vCreate launched their new version of the app for Paediatric Transfer, which can be used to assist the safe transport of critically ill children.

The Wales & West Acute Transport for Children Service (WATCh), based in Bristol, recently began piloting the system to help with clinical management recommendations supported by videos received from DGH teams, such as how the child is breathing. The team at WATCh think that using vCreate could improve the quality of advice offered and - in some circumstances - increase the likelihood that the patient can stay at their local hospital.

Will Marriage, Paediatric Intensivist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Clinical Lead for WATCh, said:

"Integrating secure video messaging into clinical practice would enable the WATCh Team to make more accurate clinical decisions. For instance, we’ll view video updates sent to us by local clinicians and be able to see very quickly whether that child requires ventilation and a transfer from their local hospital to an intensive care unit in either Bristol or Cardiff."

Will continues: "The vCreate App would also help us make decisions on staffing. Based on what our team sees on video, we will be able to choose how many staff, and what grade of staff to send to the referring hospital."

This service is now available to all Paediatric and Neonatal Transport teams in the UK. To enquire about Secure Video Support, please get in touch with theteam@vcreate.tv, call us on 0333 121 8422, or book a demo at vcreate.tv/transfer.



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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September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month


01 September 2018
        

September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month

September is when people from around the world come together to show their support for families with babies in the neonatal unit, September is Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month. The initiative was first launched back in 2014 by Project Sweet Peas, a non-profit organisation who provide support to families of premature and sick babies. The aim is to honour fami

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Congratulations to NICU Superhero, Sara, from John Radcliffe Hospital


31 August 2018
        

Congratulations to NICU Superhero, Sara, from John Radcliffe Hospital

We know that all neonatal staff do an incredible job of caring, not only for the smallest and most vulnerable of us, but also for the families of sick and premature babies in their charge. Our NICU Superhero award is giving parents the opportunity to say an extra special thank you to those members of the neonatal team who helped them during their time of need, and it’s wonderful to read the kind words of thanks that parents are sharing.

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We’re off to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic!


29 August 2018
        

We’re off to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

This Sunday 2nd September, vCreate are heading to Leeds City Museum, to attend the Leeds Centre for Newborn Care’s Neonatal Summer Event. The Centre for Newborn Care at Leeds Children’s Hospital, one of the largest neonatal services in the UK, is holding a special event to recruit “veteran parents”, who have first-hand experience of life in the neonatal unit.

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Parents of premature and sick babies to receive extra support thanks to new video messaging app


18 August 2018
        

Parents of premature and sick babies to receive extra support thanks to new video messaging app

From left to right: Jo Bennett (Family Support Sister and Neonatal Outreach Lead), Ben Moore (vCreate), Leesha Warring and Tyler Williams (Romeo’s parents, as seen in the film, who were the first to trial the app in the Unit) and Giles Richardson (Neonatal Consultant)Parents of premature and sick newborn babies being cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Derriford Hospital will now receive extra support, through the use of a new video messaging app.
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Mum of preemie twins shares her thanks for the Buscot Neonatal Team


17 August 2018
        

Mum of preemie twins shares her thanks for the Buscot Neonatal Team

Katie Marie Belcourt is mum to twins, Tabitha and Phillipa, who were born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation in August 2017. They were cared for in the Special Care Baby Unit at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Pip was born weighing just 2lb 5oz and Tabi, 2lb 13oz. Now that her girls are happy, healthy little beauties, Katie would like to give her thanks to the team who cared for her babies during those early days and weeks. Katie has nominated three neonatal nurses from the unit

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vCreate launch new photo feature


08 August 2018
        

vCreate launch new photo feature

Here at vCreate, we are all about utilising video technology to provide reassurance to parents of premature and sick babies when they are apart. However, we recognise that there may be occasions when staff might want to instead capture a photograph of baby. Perhaps a photograph with the family on a special occasion at the unit, such as Father’s Day, or even a photo of baby with their favourite nurse or doctor to keep as a memento. With this in mind, we have now launched a facility within vCreate

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Your 7-Stage Guide to Breastfeeding


02 August 2018
        

Your 7-Stage Guide to Breastfeeding

We know that ‘breast is best’ when it comes to infant feeding, but for many women breastfeeding seems like a daunting task, especially with the growing amount of contrasting information available online.With this in mind, we've developed this 7-stage guide to help mums of both full term and preterm babies feel confident about carrying out the most amazing of acts, breastfeeding.
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Meet Gillian, Neonatal Infant Feeding Adviser for the NHS Glasgow and Greater Clyde


26 July 2018
        

Meet Gillian, Neonatal Infant Feeding Adviser for the NHS Glasgow and Greater Clyde

Gillian Bowker is the Neonatal Infant Feeding Adviser for the NHS Glasgow and Greater Clyde, and, in our eyes, a bit of a breastfeeding guru. We were thrilled when she agreed to be the face of our World Breastfeeding Week campaign, sharing hints and tips for parents with babies in the neonatal unit.

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Neonatal Feeding Expert, Gillian, plans to share her tips and advice for new mums during World Breastfeeding Week


25 July 2018
        

Neonatal Feeding Expert, Gillian, plans to share her tips and advice for new mums during World Breastfeeding Week

vCreate is thrilled to announce that we’ve teamed up with Gillian Bowker, Neonatal Infant Feeding Adviser for NHS Glasgow and Greater Clyde, to produce a series of videos for World Breastfeeding Week, aimed at supporting parents with babies in a neonatal unit. Gillian and her team have helped thousands of mums successfully transition to breastfeeding, so when it comes to the topic, she certainly knows a thing or two!
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App to connect families and babies launches at John Radcliffe Hospital


18 July 2018
        

App to connect families and babies launches at John Radcliffe Hospital

From left, Emma Cantrell, SSNAP Charity Director; Anna Ryan, Staff Nurse; Sara Deans with baby Frazer; Jacinta Cordwell, Senior Clinical Psychologist and Sarah Vaccari, from Oxford Hospitals Charity A pioneering project is helping parents with poorly newborns cared for at the John Radcliffe Hospital to watch their babies' progress, even if they are unable to be at their cotside.

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Euan's Mum, Jade, shares her NICU Superhero


13 July 2018
        

Euan's Mum, Jade, shares her NICU Superhero

This week our nominated NICU Superhero is from the neonatal unit at Kings Mill Hospital. Mum, Jade O’Mahoney, nominated nurse Emma Cross, here she tells us why. "My baby boy, Euan, was born prematurely at 30 weeks and 5 days on 20th December. As time passed and the days were edging closer to Euan going home, I became poorly, and I thought I was really going to be ill and not be able to care for him.

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Little Preemie Fighter, Yasna, is home!


12 July 2018
        

Little Preemie Fighter, Yasna, is home!

To all the parents visiting the neonatal unit today, we hope this news lifts your spirits. Preemie Mum, Asma recently nominated her NICU Superhero, Nicola Gemmell and shared her neonatal journey with us. Well we were delighted when Asma got in touch to let us know the very happy news that baby Yasna is now home with her family, after 169 days of care from the ever wonderful Neonatal Team at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

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vCreate Demos Secure Video Diary to Nurses at REaSoN 2018


04 July 2018
        

vCreate Demos Secure Video Diary to Nurses at REaSoN 2018

This week vCreate attended the REaSoN Neonatal Meeting to show nurses and doctors from around the world our Secure Video Diary application. Delegates visited the vCreate stand to find out how vCreate helps to update parents on their child’s progress when they are not able to be in the neonatal unit.
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Amiee and Martin nominate Ainsley as their NICU Superhero


29 June 2018
        

Amiee and Martin nominate Ainsley as their NICU Superhero

It’s time to reveal the latest nomination for our NICU Superhero award! Brodie’s parents, Amiee and Martin have nominated Ainsley Ballantyne from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow as their NICU Superhero. Here's what they had to say about the lovely Ainsley,
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