Today is prematurity awareness day.Tiny babies born under 37 weeks gestation are known as a premature baby or preemie baby. The Premature baby has different needs to a newborn due to the immaturity of the babies inner organs that would have matured fully if baby had stayed inside mums womb for a full 40 week pregnancy.
Cheeky Chums recent tweets have focused a lot of the News headline repercusssions of staffing cuts made to midwives in the NHS. Pregnant mums and mums giving birth would be affected with these cuts .
What about the role of a neonatal nurse. The ones that take care of premature babies in the NICU and SCBU units.Bliss the premature baby charity brought out this SOS report based on a survey of England’s neonatal units and found unnecessary cuts to these nurses are putting the lives of Britains sickest premature babies at risk.
- A third of neonatal units cutting their workforce in an already over-stretched environment..