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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal - Our Work

What happens if my baby is born sick or prematurely?

They will need to be cared for in a neonatal unit. If your local hospital does not have the level of neonatal care your baby needs, your baby may have to stay in a different hospital until they are stronger.  You will be transferred either before your baby is born, or your baby will be transferred by a specialist team after they are born. As a network, we will always strive to give you and your baby the right care, in the right place at the right time.

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Neonatal - Our Work

Parent Advisory Group PAG

We are delighted to announce the beginning of our Parents advisory group.  We held our first virtual meeting on Monday 1st Feb 2021 with 6 parents attending, all with a huge variety of experiences in various units across Kent Surrey and Sussex. It is so exciting to begin this journey of increasing the parental input into shaping neonatal services for the future. Future meetings will be held every 6 weeks and we will publicise the dates when they have been confirmed. The first task is to produce a logo for the group!

The first Chair of the group was agreed to be Samuel Wilson who has already been invited to the Network clinical governance meeting being held on 8th April. Thank you Samuel for taking on this role and thank you all who are participating.

We would really love to include some parent stories so if you have any that you would be willing to share, we would like to put them on this website so that other families can benefit from your experiences. We aim to increase the numbers of parents as we progress and anyone with an interest in joining who has experienced neonatal services would be welcome.

Please contact Louise Proffitt Lead Nurse for our neonatal ODN  email –  louise.proffitt@nhs.net

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