Norwich neonatal unit staff up for awards

A range of neonatal staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are shortlisted for three top national BLISS Baby Charter Neonatal Awards.

The NNUH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of only two specialist Level 3 intensive care units in the region and has 28 cots for babies born prematurely. The Norwich unit cares for more than 700 babies a year.

Sharon Stone, neonatal nurse manager at NNUH, said: “We are delighted that the teams have been nominated for these awards. It's always great to be recognised for our hard work and dedication.”

The finalist neonatal unit teams are:

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Stirling Royal Infirmary
North Devon District Hospital
The James Cook University Hospital
University Hospital of North Staffordshire

The finalist community teams are:

Neonatal Outreach Team, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Child Development Centre, Hillingdon PCT
Hospital at Home Team, St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth
Neonatal Outreach Team, Blackpool Victoria Hospital

The finalists for the Innovation Team award have also been announced as:

Nurse-led Care NICU Team, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Neonatal Transport Team, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne
Quiet Time Project Team, NICU, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

The winners of all six awards will be announced on 24 October at a lunchtime event in London. Medical writer and broadcaster Dr Hilary Jones, a long time Vice-president of BLISS, will be master of ceremonies.

Monday 9th of October 2006 06:00:28 AM