The library and handbook are available to all parents using the NICU and aim to support parents and answer frequently asked questions about the staff, facilities and treatments carried out at the unit.
The parent support group has provided some excellent facilities for parents using the unit. It can be a difficult time for parents, and this kind of thoughtful and practical advice and support, along with the moving 'Wall of Hope', is invaluable.
After my tour of the NICU I met with Tim Higginson, Chief Executive of Lewisham NHS Trust, to discuss Lewisham Healthcare's application to become an NHS Foundation Trust.
I am please to support the application as it will help secure the future independence of the Trust to focus on local people's needs. The parents' support group here is a prime example of the local community becoming involved in supporting the work of the Trust.
For more information on the consultation, call 020 8314 0481 or visit the Lewisham NHS Trust website at: http://www.lewisham.nhs.uk/