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Neonatal Infant Feeding Advisor Gillian Bowker, Unicef's Anne Tainsh, Neonatologist Dr Andrew Powls, Senior Charge Nurse Marjorie Clark and mum Samantha McKinnon holding five week old Miller.

March 28, 2018

Glasgow neonatal unit first in Scotland to achieve Unicef accreditation

The Princess Royal Maternity Hospital (PRMH) has become the first in Scotland to achieve Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) status for its neonatal unit.

Anne Tainsh from Unicef joined staff and families at the unit to present the certificate confirming the award.

Neonatal Infant Feeding Advisor Gillian Bowker says: "At the PRMH we're already seeing that the BFI neonatal standards are making a tangible difference to babies and their families. It absolutely recognises the importance of empowering close, loving parent-child relationships and the benefits achieved as a result.

"Our aim is to have a culture that supports parents to be primary caregivers. We have had great feedback from families saying they feel much more confident caring for their baby both in the neonatal unit and when discharged home.

"This culture change has been embraced by every member of the team and we're extremely proud to be the first unit in Scotland – and only the fifth in the UK - to achieve this award."

 

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UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative

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