We are celebrating Super Siblings with our new Best Buddy Award!


31 October 2020
      

We are celebrating Super Siblings with our new Best Buddy Award!

We are excited to tell you about our new Best Buddy Sibling Award! We want to celebrate all those small people who have been incredibly brave whilst their brother or sister was being cared for in the neonatal or paediatric unit.

The idea for our new sibling award was suggested to us by a parent and we thought it was a fantastic idea. We will be revealing the name of this parent next week when we share her nomination, the very first one!

Would you like to nominate your child for our sibling award?
If you know a special brother or sister that you would like to nominate for our Best Buddy Sibling Award, you can nominate them here. Just answer a few questions and we'll take it from there. All nominated Best Buddys will receive a special shout out on our social pages and receive a certificate. Hooray for super siblings!



Tracy and Jamie have nominated PICU Superstar, Caitlin!


30 October 2020
      

Tracy and Jamie have nominated PICU Superstar, Caitlin!

Back in July, Tracy Scott's daughter Erin spent 3 weeks in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. She was 10 months old at the time. Erin has a Congenital Heart Defect called Tetralogy of Fallot and underwent two surgeries during her time there. Throughout her stay, Erin received amazing care, so much so that Tracy and her husband, Jamie, got in touch to nominate a member of the team for our PICU Superstar Award.

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vCreate Launch Clinical Video Service for Neurological Care


29 October 2020
      

vCreate Launch Clinical Video Service for Neurological Care

We are excited to tell you about a project that we have been working on behind the scenes, vCreateNeuro. vCreateNeuro is a NHS-Trusted clinical video service for neurological care which is currently being trialled across Scotland and England. The secure cloud-based service allows registered patients or their carers to share pre-recorded videos and associated metadata with their clinical team to asynchronously digitise diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making processes.

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Would you like to nominate your NICU Superhero for our award?


28 October 2020
      

Would you like to nominate your NICU Superhero for our award?

Because so many parents are keen to say an extra special thank you to those super wonderful members of the NICU team who cared for their baby, and because we only announce one NICU Superhero each week, we are introducing a new system to keep the nomination process nice and fair. Instead of us adding your name to a long list, going forward we will be accepting a small number of nominations regularly and it will work on a first come, first served basis.

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Louise from Glasgow is once again crowned a NICU Superhero!


23 October 2020
      

Louise from Glasgow is once again crowned a NICU Superhero!

Today's NICU Superhero has received her second nomination, congratulations to Louise from Glasgow! Freddie Feenie was born at 39 weeks gestation in February last year. Initially cared for by the neonatal team at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, he was later transferred to two other hospitals. Freddie's family met a number of incredible NICU Superheroes during their neonatal journey and his mum, Alana, would like to thank all those who cared for her little boy.

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Congratulations to Alba from the NICU at Leeds General Infirmary


16 October 2020
      

Congratulations to Alba from the NICU at Leeds General Infirmary

Today's nomination for our NICU Superhero Award comes from Arti and Rajan. Their baby girl, Ra-ang, was born prematurely at 31 weeks and 4 days gestation and is currently being cared for by the fabulous neonatal team at Leeds General Infirmary. They have chosen to nominate one of Ra-ang's nurses for our award, which celebrates the outstanding work of those caring for poorly and premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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Our special Halloween themed effects are now live - let's get spooky!


14 October 2020
      

Our special Halloween themed effects are now live - let's get spooky!

We love Halloween so we couldn't wait to put our new special video effects and photo stickers live!Units using vCreate will be able to add an extra special touch to their videos and photos for families over the coming weeks, making them especially memorable. Clinical teams will simply record their videos as normal, then select one of the Halloween effect options from the background drop down box and it's a very similar and straightforward process when adding photo effects.

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Hayley from James Cook University Hospital is today's NICU Superhero


09 October 2020
      

Hayley from James Cook University Hospital is today's NICU Superhero

It's time to share another parent nomination for our NICU Superhero Award. Today's nomination comes from Oscar's mum and dad, Carly and Mark Dunn. Oscar was born prematurely at 26 weeks gestation and cared for by the fabulous NICU team at James Cook University Hospital.

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vCreate are awarded Best Communication Solution at the HTD Awards


07 October 2020
      

vCreate are awarded Best Communication Solution at the HTD Awards

We are extremely happy to announce that we have been named Best Communication Solution at the Health Tech Digital Awards 2020 for our Secure Video Messaging Technology. The winners were announced this week and we are delighted to have been recognised for our work with Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units.

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Elizabeth has nominated Trisha from Glasgow as her PICU Superstar!


06 October 2020
      

Elizabeth has nominated Trisha from Glasgow as her PICU Superstar!

When Elizabeth Morrissey's five year old daughter, Sophie, was recently admitted to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, both she and her little girl were well taken care of. Sophie was admitted with Rhinovirus and Aspiration Pneumonia and went on to spend five days in the Intensive Care Unit.

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Beth's NICU Superhero is Annette from Princess Anne, Southampton


02 October 2020
      

Beth's NICU Superhero is Annette from Princess Anne, Southampton

Annette Lewis from Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton, is pictured above with one of her former patients, baby Hartley. Today's NICU Superhero nomination comes from Arlo's mum, Beth Mitchell. Baby Arlo was born prematurely at 32 weeks and 3 days gestation

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Sarah has nominated Lou from Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro


18 September 2020
      

Sarah has nominated Lou from Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

Sarah Roach's baby girl, Frankee-J, was born prematurely at 33 weeks gestation earlier this year, weighing just 4lb 1oz. She went on to spend three weeks in the neonatal unit at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, where she was cared for by a team of superstars.

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Nicola and Liam nominate Sarah from St James's in Leeds


11 September 2020
      

Nicola and Liam nominate Sarah from St James's in Leeds

Today's nomination for our NICU Superhero Award comes from Chester and Charlie's mum and dad, Nicola Milby and Liam Cross. Their little boys were born prematurely at 29 weeks gestation, weighing just 2lb 8oz and in need of some extra special care in the neonatal unit at St James's University Hospital in Leeds.

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Helen and Hywel nominate Lynn from John Radcliffe Hospital


04 September 2020
      

Helen and Hywel nominate Lynn from John Radcliffe Hospital

Today's nomination for our NICU Superhero Award comes from Elis and Eleri's mummy and daddy, Helen and Hywel Gibbs. They have chosen to nominate Lynn Smith from John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, following the premature birth of their twins at 32 weeks and 5 days gestation. Elis and Eleri were cared for in the High Dependency Unit, before being transferred to the Special Care Baby Unit.

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Parents have shared their stories for NICU Awareness Month


01 September 2020
      

Parents have shared their stories for NICU Awareness Month

Today marks the beginning of NICU Awareness Month, an initiative that was first launched by Project Sweet Peas.We wanted to join the campaign to help raise awareness of what life is like for parents with babies who are either born too soon, or born full term but poorly and requiring a stay in the NICU, the neonatal intensive care unit.

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Hayley from Milton Keynes is Hannah's NICU Superhero


28 August 2020
      

Hayley from Milton Keynes is Hannah's NICU Superhero

Today's NICU Superhero is Hayley from the neonatal unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital.When Hannah Daley's little girl, Lexi, was born prematurely in November last year, she spent 6 days in the High Dependency Unit and 23 days in the neonatal nursery at Milton Keynes University Hospital. During this time, she was cared for by a wonderful team of people and one member helped care for her little girl in the unit and beyond. Here's what Hannah told us:

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Jessica's family have nominated Hannah as their PICU Superstar


25 August 2020
      

Jessica's family have nominated Hannah as their PICU Superstar

It's time to reveal another nomination for our PICU Superstar Award! Let's see who it is.Today's nomination comes from Lyn Macmillan and her vote goes to Staff Nurse, Hannah. Hannah is a member of the team in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Glasgow, the unit where Lyn's daughter, Jessica, has received care on and off for the last two years.

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vCreate partner with PM Connect to help support charity sponsors


24 August 2020
      

vCreate partner with PM Connect to help support charity sponsors

We are thrilled to share details of a project we have been working on with mobile payment providers, PM Connect, to help the charities sponsoring vCreate boost their fundraising efforts, through this new streamlined donation process.Clinical staff in hospitals and children's hospices use vCreate to send short video or photo updates to the families of those in their care.

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Avalon's parents have nominated Chelsea from St Michael's in Bristol


21 August 2020
      

Avalon's parents have nominated Chelsea from St Michael's in Bristol

Baby Avalon was born prematurely at 33 weeks gestation earlier this year and went on to spend 3 weeks in the neonatal unit at St Michael's Hospital in Bristol. Following the family's experience, Avalon's mum, Natasha Attwood, contacted us to let us know about a super special nurse on the unit. This nurse helped Natasha and Avalon's dad, Scott, through this worrying time and so they chose to nominate her for our NICU Superhero Award!

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Jade and Lee nominate Emma from the RVI in Newcastle


14 August 2020
      

Jade and Lee nominate Emma from the RVI in Newcastle

In January this year, baby Romeo was born prematurely at 23 weeks and 1 day gestation, weighing just 1lb 3oz. This was the beginning of a long journey for this little man, but he had the support of his parents, Jade Dodds and Lee Blakey, and the team in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.

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