vCreate Launch Series of Training Webinars for Unit Staff


15 July 2019
      

vCreate Launch Series of Training Webinars for Unit Staff

Following our recent feedback survey for unit staff using vCreate's Secure Video Messaging System, we have identified a need for some additional training. Today we are excited to launch a series of online training webinars, to enable all staff who want to use the system to support families in their unit with video and photo updates, to do so confidently.

This training is for staff whose units are already using vCreate to support families. We welcome staff members who have not yet used the system and would like to learn, and also those who have some experience of the system, but feel they would benefit from a refresher session. The upcoming webinars are on the following dates:

- Monday 22nd July 2pm
- Wednesday 31st July 2pm
- Friday 9th August 2pm


* Please register here for one of the above sessions *

If you would like us to cover any areas in particular during the training, please drop us an email. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions on the day, via a 'chat' feature. Please note, to attend the session you will need access to a computer with speakers, or a mobile device. Each session will last between 30-60 minutes.

And finally, if you haven't yet completed our feedback survey, please do so as we'd love to hear from you.



Congratulations to Danielle from the NICU at Royal Preston Hospital


12 July 2019
      

Congratulations to Danielle from the NICU at Royal Preston Hospital

Today's nomination for our NICU Superhero award, an award which celebrates the hard work of those wonderful people who care for poorly and premature babies in the neonatal unit, comes from Katie Jenkins. Katie’s son Jeremiah was born prematurely at 25 weeks gestation and was cared for in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Royal Preston Hospital. Katie got in touch to nominate neonatal nurse Danielle Brown, congratulations Danielle!

read more »




Robyn's NICU Superhero is Cheryl from the QEU Hospital, Glasgow


05 July 2019
      

Robyn's NICU Superhero is Cheryl from the QEU Hospital, Glasgow

It’s Friday so it’s time to reveal another nomination for our NICU Superhero award! Today’s nomination comes from Orlando’s mum, Robyn Greer. Orlando was born 8 weeks premature, and just 3 days later, required bowel surgery. This little fighter fought hard and was eventually discharged after 98 days ... Orlando is now home with his family, "making memories." Orlando spent 73 of those days being cared for at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and Robyn has a lot of love for the team there as you will see, but who did Robyn choose to nominate as her NICU Superhero?

read more »




Congratulations to Louise from Aberdeen, You are a NICU Superhero!


28 June 2019
      

Congratulations to Louise from Aberdeen, You are a NICU Superhero!

Today’s nomination for our NICU Superhero award comes from Lennox’s mum and dad, Natalie and Hamish. They have nominated Louise Kenefick from the neonatal unit at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and here, Natalie tells us why: "Our daughter Lennox was born in August 2017, and just 6 days later was diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia. We were told that her odds were 50/50 and Hamish and I were faced with the possibility that our little baby may not make it.

read more »




Over 1,200 videos and photos sent from the PICU at RHC, Glasgow


24 June 2019
      

Over 1,200 videos and photos sent from the PICU at RHC, Glasgow

This weekend another milestone was reached. We are happy to share that the total number of videos and photos made by staff in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, reached over 1,200! The PICU team record short video updates of their patients and send them securely, via text or email, to their families at times when they cannot be by their child's side. The updates provide reassurance as they simply can't be in the unit 24/7.
read more »




Rosie and Paul nominate Alison from Leeds as their NICU Superhero


21 June 2019
      

Rosie and Paul nominate Alison from Leeds as their NICU Superhero

We have received a huge number of nominations for our NICU Superhero award in recent weeks and we cannot wait to share them all with you! The award provides a platform for parents to say an extra special thank you to those who have cared for their poorly or premature babies in neonatal units across the UK ... and beyond.

read more »




Freddie's Mum and Dad Nominate Barbara from QEU, Glasgow


14 June 2019
      

Freddie's Mum and Dad Nominate Barbara from QEU, Glasgow

Today’s nomination for our NICU Superhero award comes from Veronica and Steven. Their son Freddie was born prematurely at 24 + 6 weeks gestation, and they’d like to say a special thank you to one of the nurses who has been taking care of him.

read more »




New Father's Day Video Effects Coming Soon ...


12 June 2019
      

New Father's Day Video Effects Coming Soon ...

This Sunday is Father’s Day and we are getting ready to help neonatal and paediatric units using vCreate's Secure Video Diary, make the day extra special for dads with babies and children in their units. We are adding some new Father's Day themed video effects to our system, which will be live and ready to use by the end of the week. To access these effects, staff will simply record their videos as normal and then select one of the three new options when they come to edit the clip.

read more »




Sponsor Spotlight: Emily Harris Foundation at King's Mill Hospital


11 June 2019
      

Sponsor Spotlight: Emily Harris Foundation at King's Mill Hospital

Last May, vCreate was launched on the neonatal unit at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton-in-Ashfield, see the BBC coverage here. The system enables unit staff to record short video updates of poorly and premature babies in the unit and send them to their parents when they cannot be by their baby’s side.

read more »




An incredible £3,000 has been raised to support neonatal families


08 June 2019
      

An incredible £3,000 has been raised to support neonatal families

Today we bring you the happy news that the Fourth Annual Rory Graham Golf Day, an event organised by one of our valued sponsors Treasured MemoRory’s, was a roaring success. Last Friday, 33 golfers battled for glory at Rowallan Castle Golf Club and despite the truly awful weather, raised an incredible £3,000!

read more »




Callum's Parents Nominate Jessica as their NICU Superhero


07 June 2019
      

Callum's Parents Nominate Jessica as their NICU Superhero

Today’s nomination for our NICU Superhero award, an award which celebrates the incredible work of neonatal teams, comes from Susanne and Graeme West. They have seen first hand just how hard these teams work to deliver the best possible care to poorly and premature babies in neonatal units. Susanne and Graeme's son Callum, was born prematurely and he was cared for in the neonatal unit at Aberdeen Maternity Hospital.

read more »




vCreate Set to Exhibit at ESPNIC 2019 in Salzburg, Austria


05 June 2019
      

vCreate Set to Exhibit at ESPNIC 2019 in Salzburg, Austria

The 30th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care (ESPNIC 2019), will take place later this month between June 18-21 in Salzburg, Austria, and we are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this prestigious event.

read more »




Congratulations to Rosie from Aberdeen Maternity Hospital


24 May 2019
      

Congratulations to Rosie from Aberdeen Maternity Hospital

Our NICU Superhero award celebrates the wonderful work of neonatal teams and individuals, caring for the smallest and most vulnerable of us, poorly and premature babies. All nominations for the award are submitted by the parents of these poorly babies, as a thank you for the care and support which they and their babies have received.

read more »




vCreate Wins Healthcare Technology of the Year at the National Technology Awards 2019


20 May 2019
      

vCreate Wins Healthcare Technology of the Year at the National Technology Awards 2019

vCreate is thrilled to announce that we have won the Healthcare Technology of the Year Award at the National Technology Awards 2019! The National Technology Awards celebrate the very best technologies that the UK has to offer at a glittering awards ceremony in London; hosted this year by comedian, Lucy Porter. vCreate was shortlisted twice.

read more »




Next Wednesday is Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, Let's Get Cuddling!


08 May 2019
      

Next Wednesday is Kangaroo Care Awareness Day, Let's Get Cuddling!

Kangaroo Care Awareness Day is an annual event which takes place on 15th May, to highlight the importance and benefits of touch for babies and their parents. Kangaroo Care, a process also known as skin-to-skin, is where babies are held by their parents across their bare chest, so that the skin is touching.

read more »




Emma and David Nominate Sam as their NICU Superhero


26 April 2019
      

Emma and David Nominate Sam as their NICU Superhero

Our NICU Superhero award recognises the hard work and dedication of those caring for the most vulnerable of us, poorly or premature babies in neonatal units across the UK. All nominations received are from the parents of these babies, having experienced first hand just how incredible neonatal staff are. Today’s nomination for our award comes from Arlo’s mum and dad, Emma and David. They have nominated Neonatal Nurse Sam Lang from the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, here Emma tells us what makes Sam so special:

read more »




Treasured MemoRory’s Launch New Campaign for Romeo’s Room


19 April 2019
      

Treasured MemoRory’s Launch New Campaign for Romeo’s Room

This year, Stephanie from Treasured MemoRory's, one of vCreate's generous sponsors, has launched a new fundraising appeal to support families. Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity are funding the renovation of a number of bereavement rooms for families at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, and Stephanie and her partner Scott would like to support this campaign.

read more »




We've Created some Eggstra Special Easter Video Effects


19 April 2019
      

We've Created some Eggstra Special Easter Video Effects

The Easter weekend has arrived and so have our eggstra special Easter video effects!Neonatal and paediatric units will be busy making memories for families this weekend, and we want to help. NICU and PICU staff using vCreate to send video updates of children in the hospital, to their families at home, can now add one of three Easter themed effects. The videos can serve as a keepsake for both parents and children, and remind them of their time spent in the unit. In many cases, this will be baby's first Easter so all the more reason to capture a special moment.
read more »




Video Updates Helping to Reduce Separation Anxiety in Parents


15 April 2019
      

Video Updates Helping to Reduce Separation Anxiety in Parents

Today marks the launch of the UK’s first ever Neonatal Mental Health Awareness Week, a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of support for the mental health and wellbeing of parents and staff in neonatal intensive care units. When babies are born prematurely or with health complications, they can spend days, weeks and sometimes months in the hospital receiving specialist care, and this can have a lasting impact on parents and families.

read more »




Emma's Mum and Dad Nominate Clare as their NICU Superhero


12 April 2019
      

Emma's Mum and Dad Nominate Clare as their NICU Superhero

Baby Emma was born last month and received specialist care in the neonatal unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital, it was here that Emma's parents Sue and Ben, met neonatal nurse Clare Leotta. Following the care the family received during Emma's time on the unit, Sue and Ben have chosen to nominate Clare for our NICU Superhero award, an award which recognises excellence in neonatal care, thanks to feedback shared by families following their NICU experience.

read more »