Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Working with Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, we identified that families on the neonatal intensive care unit needed some extra support. Together we piloted a Rainbow Trust Neonatal Support Worker for families on the unit.
In a successful year we enabled parents to visit their newborn more often by providing transport from home to hospital, supported siblings and gave emotional support to parents. We also provided bereavement support when it was needed. This service is the first of its kind in the country.