20 March 2018
In every edition of our new parent-focused newsletter, The Little Miracles Roundup, we are celebrating the amazing work of NHS neonatal staff. Last week our NICU Superheroes were Millie and Emma G from St Michael’s Neonatal Unit in Bristol. Next to receive the NICU Superheroes badge of honour is Marnie McVeigh. Marnie is a Neonatal Nurse at the NICU Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Glasgow. Marnie has received not one, but two nominations.
Annette Russell from Glasgow named Marnie as her NICU superhero.
"Marnie means so much to us as a family. She was the only one to get me to do kangaroo care, the first nurse to help and allow me to bathe Nathan, first nurse to allow Sarah (my daughter) to hold Nathan; she listens and cares, got me signed up for vCreate (my sanity saver!), and she ensured I felt listened to over the care of Nathan. She is simply an angel. If anyone deserves this award it is her."
Jack Weightman also voted for Marnie.
"Marnie is one of the most patient and fun-loving nursing staff at NICU. From our planned c-section until present day (long after we got home), Marnie has been one of the most caring, friendly, and passionate people we have ever met. Marnie lights up the ward with her hugs, infectious laughter and enthusiasm. A little bit of Marnie makes every day better. We are blessed to have had such a wonderful member of staff involved in the care of Sophie, and are glad to have made a new friend for life."
To nominate your NICU superhero or superheroes, drop us a brief note with the name of the NHS staff member you’re nominating, and which hospital they work in, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a direct message @vCreateNeonatal on Facebook.