13 April 2018
It’s that time again, time to announce our latest NICU Superheroes!
The team here at vCreate recently launched a new campaign to help parents, whose baby has spent time in the neonatal unit or special care baby unit, give special recognition to the staff who made a real difference to their family during their time there.
Babies spending time in the NICU or SCBU are either born prematurely, or born full term, but unwell and require additional medical care. It can be an incredibly stressful time for parents, fortunately there are some very special people on hand to support Mum, Dad and baby when they need it most.
This week, Emma von Hof nominated Wendy Culverwell and Elise Renson, both from the neonatal unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Glasgow. Here she tells us why...
Wendy was a great support to us when our daughter was in NICU, particularly on the day when we were waiting for her heart surgery to happen. It was a long and stressful day but Wendy took excellent care of our wee girl and a stressed out Mum and Dad! Wendy was a very caring and patient nurse and always went the extra mile whenever she looked after Ottilie.
Elise was a huge support to us, especially when our daughter was very ill. Elise was always cheerful and had a lovely calm way about her that was reassuring to us and I always felt relaxed when she was looking after our little girl.
Both nurses helped my 24 weeker get home.
All NICU and SCBU staff are incredible and we want to encourage families to share just what makes them so fantastic! Please do get in touch to nominate your NICU superhero or superheroes. Drop us a brief note with the name of the NHS staff member you’re nominating, why you're nominating them and which hospital they work in, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a direct message via @vCreateNeonatal on Facebook.