Bliss Nurses focus on helping parents to be at the centre of their baby’s care, something research has shown ensures better outcomes for babies. Bliss Nurses are specialist nurses providing practical advice, emotional support and guidance directly to parents of premature and sick babies while their baby is in neonatal care.
Currently Bliss has five Nurses working across London, Birmingham, Norfolk, Sheffield and Middlesbrough, providing support to thousands of families each year.
One family helped by Bliss Nurse Cheryl in Middlesbrough said,
“When Amelia was born at 23 weeks and 6 days, we were told she had a 25 per cent chance of survival. It took the doctors four hours to resuscitate Amelia and get all her lines in. She weighed just 520g (1lb 2oz).
“Our four-month journey through NICU was extremely hard, but talking to Cheryl gave us hope. We’d been told to take things one day at a time and Amelia had a long list of issues, including a hole in the heart, CLD (Chronic Lung Disease) and ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity), but Cheryl told us about other babies who had overcome these problems."