Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Charitable Fund

Neonatal Unit video messaging fund - help fund our Vcreate service for future years

Via our Charity our Neonatal Unit now provides Vcreate's video messaging service which connects families to their baby via secure video or photos, when they can't physically be by their side. Your donation will help to fund future fees. Thank you.
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1 in 7 babies are cared for by a Neonatal team.

Parents of premature and sick babies being cared for on the Neonatal Unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital will now be able to see their baby via video when they're unable to be by their side.

The secure video messaging application vCreate has been introduced on the Neonatal Unit so clinical teams can send video updates to parents when they're unable to be at the hospital.

VCreate aims to minimise separation anxiety and bring comfort to worried parents who havent been able to take their baby home with them as planned.

Parents can login to the vCreate App at any time to see how their child is progressing and can leave notes and feedback for the nursing team. Once their baby has been discharged from hospital, parents are able to download the videos and keep them forever.

Thanks to this new service, our nurses can help reassure parents about their baby by directly sending video updates of their child from the neonatal unit to their smartphones. Vcreate can also help families to become more involved in the care of their child, because they can see and ask questions.

Donations will fund future costs for this invaluable service.

About the charity

We raise vital funds to make MTW Hospitals an outstanding, patient friendly provider by providing additional equipment, services and amenities, above what the NHS can currently provide, improving the care received and health outcomes across the areas in which the Trust operates.

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