Staff on NICU mark World Prematurity Day 2015
World Prematurity Day is observed on 17th November each year, to
raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of premature
babies and their families worldwide.
The newborn intensive care unit (NICU) at Saint Mary's Hospital,
Manchester, marked the occasion with celebratory refreshments for
staff and families.
The unit was decorated with purple balloons and washing lines of
small socks and bootees, including a washing line with 9 socks and
one tiny bootee. This represents the one in 10 of all babies who
are born prematurely worldwide.
The Unit also launched 'The Parent Promise', a document
supporting the roles of both parents and nurses when a baby is on
Parents were also invited to write a message to their baby and
hang it on a 'wish tree' in Reception.