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Technology reunites parents with their babies being cared for in the neonatal unit

Clinicians at North Middlesex University Hospital are reuniting babies in its neonatal unit with their families, thanks to technology.

To help reduce the spread of infection during the Covid-19 pandemic, the neonatal unit at North Mid has limited visiting to parents. The team wanted to keep families connected so are using technology to help make that happen.  

They adapted the secure NHS video calling service Attend Anywhere, usually used for pre-arranged hospital appointments, for parents and families to visit their baby virtually in the unit. The technology is also used for parents to speak to clinicians and be kept updated with how their baby is doing.

For more information go to Babies and families reunited through technology at North Mid