About Bliss

Bliss is delighted to be partnering with My 1st Years to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life.

We champion babies' right to receive the best care by supporting families, campaigning for change and supporting professionals, and enabling life-changing research.

Bliss was founded in 1979 by a group of concerned parents who discovered that no hospital had all the equipment nor the trained staff it needed to safely care for premature and sick babies.

Determined to do something, these volunteers formed a charity to give vulnerable babies the care they deserve. 40 years later Bliss has grown into the leading UK charity for the 100,000 babies born needing neonatal care every year.

Why we exist

Our mission

We exist to ensure all babies in neonatal care:

  • have the best chance of survival
  • have well-supported parents playing an active role in their decision-making and care
  • are cared for in neonatal environments that best support their development
  • benefit from neonatal research that can lead to practical improvements in their care
  • receive high-quality care within a neonatal health system which is appropriately funded, structured and staffed.

Mum Louisa explains what Bliss means to her

Read 'Our warrior princess' - Louisa's story

Why Bliss is needed: facts about babies born premature or sick

Read all facts and statistics

More than 300 more babies will be admitted to neonatal care tomorrow

You can do something today to give them the best chance
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