More than 8,000 babies every year need specialist hospital care at birth in Scotland. Bliss Scotland was established in 2009 to provide support to premature and sick babies and their families right across Scotland.
Bliss Scotland supports premature and sick babies and their families in a number of ways. Families can seek information and support through our family services helpline and publications. Our volunteer team can offer support to families at any point in their journey, at hospital, and at home. Find out what support is available in your area.
Bliss Scotland also works in close partnership with doctors and nurses, and responds to the needs of families directly through our campaigning activity.
In 2014 we launched our ‘It’s not a game: the very real costs of having a premature or sick baby in Scotland’ campaign. This highlights some of the financial pressures for families in Scotland when they have a baby in neonatal care. Find out more about all of our campaigning activity in Scotland and see how you can get involved.
In 2013, Neonatal Care in Scotland: A Quality Framework was published, outlining what neonatal units should be doing to make sure all babies receive the best care.
You can find out more about the new Standards and how Bliss was involved in their creation.
For more information about Bliss Scotland you can also read our key reports and consultations.
Contact Bliss Scotland:
P0 Box 10091
Glasgow G71 9BZ
t 07920 650546
Bliss – National Charity for the Newborn
Registered charity number 1002973
Scottish Charity SC040878
Company limited by guarantee registration number 2609219 in England