Premature and sick babies project

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Camp Simcha has developed a reciprocal referral partnership with the premature baby charity Bliss.


We can offer parents who have had a very premature or seriously ill baby, the help and advice of a UCLH midwife, nurse and nurse educator, once they bring their baby home.

“Every family will have different needs –  some might want me to come in every week, some may still be tube-feeding their baby and need help to get confident with this, others may just need the reassurance of knowing I am at the other end of the phone.

“The service, like so much Camp Simcha does, is tailor-made to each family and their needs. Most importantly I am there to bridge that gap when a family leaves hospital. Having a very premature baby is very different to a full-term new-born, in terms of feeding, sleeping, etc. This can be very isolating for new parents.”

Caroline Dux, Neonatal Nurse UCH.

As well as Caroline’s support, our Premature Baby service can also help families while they are in hospital with practical help, from providing breast milk pumps or parking vouchers to sibling support or a night nurse for when they get home. For most families this will be a short-term support service to get them through those first few weeks. However, having Camp Simcha on hand from the outset means we can be there for families going forward – with our full range of services – if their needs are more long-term.

Email us if you’d like to know more about this service.