vCreate celebrates its 1st birthday at RHC NNU, where the service first launched

06 March 2018

vCreate celebrates its 1st birthday at RHC NNU, where the service first launched

This Saturday, 10th March, vCreate is celebrating its first birthday in the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow.

Twelve months ago, RHC NNU officially launched the service to families and have since registered more than 200 parents for reassuring video updates. The vCreate application lets nurses record and send secure video updates that then form part of a video diary for parents.

Dr Neil Patel, Consultant Neonatologist, said: “The idea for video messaging came from a dad of one of our patients. We are very lucky to partner with vCreate; they got the concept straightaway, and worked with us to develop the secure technology. It's been a huge success, beyond our wildest dreams. Families tell us that they love to receive videos of their baby from staff, when they can't be here in the Neonatal Unit themselves. They feel more involved in their baby's care and less anxious. Video messages have changed the relationship between staff and families too, bringing them closer together. The success is also down to the staff, they put so much care and thought into the videos to help parents feel relaxed and make sure they don't miss those special moments. We're delighted with the success and progress over the past year and looking forward to supporting many more families with video messaging in the future."

Ben Moore, Founder of vCreate, said: “We are delighted to be returning to RHC NNU to meet the HUGG team and families using the vCreate Neonatal Video System. The system was launched at Glasgow in March 2017, and has since gone from strength-to-strength. It’s testament to the dedication of the nursing team who have done a brilliant job of communicating the benefits of the application to parents, and who ensure parents receive regular video updates of their child.”

Tune into Facebook this Saturday where Team vCreate will be sharing photos from our first birthday celebration.