A shortage of overnight accommodation and other basic facilities for families in hospitals across Scotland is resulting in many babies missing out on crucial time with their parents in their first few days and weeks of life.
Parents of babies in neonatal care are not just visitors. Supporting parents to take a lead in their baby’s care improves health outcomes and can reduce the length of hospital stays. But the shortage of overnight accommodation and other basic facilities for parents of premature and sick babies across Scotland means that babies are missing out on crucial time with their parents.
Thanks to your support, the Scottish Government have introduced a fund for parents of premature and sick babies to cover travel and food costs while their baby is on the unit! Please take action to improve access to vital overnight accommodation to enable parents to spend as much precious time with their baby as possible in hospital.