Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Establishing a neonatal telemedicine service in Liverpool

Fauzia Paize
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital
fauzia.paize@lwh.nhs.uk

Simon Minford
Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Innovation Consultant, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Joanne Minford
Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Christopher Dewhurst
Consultant Neonatologist, Liverpool Women’s Hospital

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Keywords
mortality; counselling
Key points
  1. Mortality risk varies greatly by day-of-life for extremely preterm infants.
  2. Parents have a right to accurate and
  3. up-to-date information, but it is unclear how this should be communicated.
  4. Including changing mortality rates over time in regional and national information leaflets for parents of extremely preterm infants could be considered.