Our accredited units

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The Bliss Baby Charter is a growing programme, with over 175 neonatal units participating in the Charter across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Check out the map below to see all our accredited and participating units.

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Bliss Baby Charter: Accredited unit

Bliss Baby Charter: Participating unit

We are delighted to have awarded Bliss Baby Charter accreditation to the following units. All units have embedded a high quality approach to family-centred care following the Bliss Baby Charter principles.

Frimley Park Hospital

Frimley Park Hospital became the third unit to gain accreditation for it's family-centred care under the Bliss Baby Charter. They have dedicated, trained staff who offer counselling support and run peer to peer groups to promote the well-being of parents on the unit.

Read about Frimley Park's accreditation

Read Frimley Park Hospital's final report

Frimley Park Hospital have since completed the process of re-accreditation, and have achieved their Platinum Award.

Read about Frimley Park's re-accreditation

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

The fourth neonatal unit to receive Bliss Baby Charter accreditation is the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. This unit work extremely hard to remove any barriers between parents and their baby including introducing camp beds so that parents can sleep by their baby.

Read about Royal Devon and Exeter's accreditation

Read Royal Devon and Exeter's final report

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tunbridge Wells Hospital became the fifth neonatal unit in the UK to gain the Bliss Baby Charter accreditation. Their family-centred care features excellent support for parents and siblings including accommodation for parents to stay on site with their baby.

Read about Tunbridge Well's accreditation

Read Tunbridge Wells Hospital's final report

St Peter's Hospital

St Peter's Hospital is the sixth neonatal unit in the UK to achieve Bliss Baby Charter accreditation. This unit focuses on providing holistic support to parents through the use of a family support coordinator, interpreter and safeguarding lead.

Read about St Peter's accreditation

Read St Peter's Hospital's final report

Nottingham City Hospital

Nottingham City were accredited in March 2020. Bliss were particularly impressed by the holistic support offered to families by the family care team.

Read Nottingham City Hospital's final report

Queen's Medical Centre

Accredited alongside Nottingham City Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre fostered the same culture of family centred care as the sister site in Nottingham.

Read Queen's Medical Centre's final report

Barnsley Hospital

Barnsley Hospital became the ninth neonatal unit to be Bliss Baby Charter accredited in March 2020. The unit had excellent examples of developmental care and initiatives to ensure parents were involved in their baby's care as much as possible.

Read Barnsley Hospital's final report

Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital has become the first unit to be accredited for the second time. This unit runs regular parent group sessions covering a range of topics like, positive touch to increase parent confidence.

Read Queen Alexandra's final report

St Richard's Hospital

The local neonatal unit (LNU) at St Richard's Hospital became Bliss Baby Charter accredited in January 2022. This unit has a lovely sibling activity book which really involves siblings in the neonatal journey, and the unit showed a consistency of care to all families.

Read about St Richard's accreditation

Luton and Dunstable Hospital

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Luton and Dunstable Hospital became Bliss Baby Charter accredited in January 2022. The staff were really supportive and encouraging of both families and each other, and they also have excellent psychosocial support available to families.

Read about Luton and Dunstable's accreditation

How Bliss is supporting health professionals to improve neonatal services

Watch a video of staff and parents at Frimley Park talking about the changes the Bliss Baby Charter has made to the neonatal unit.