Our accredited units

Find out which units have achieved Bliss Baby Charter accreditation.

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.

Southampton’s Princess Anne Hospital

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Southampton’s Princess Anne Hospital today became the first in the UK to gain official Bliss Baby Charter accreditation for its family-centred care for premature and sick babies. Staff provide support and empower parents to get involved with their baby's cares on a daily basis.

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Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital

The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Portsmouth’s Queen Alexandra Hospital became only the second unit in the UK to gain accreditation for its family-centred care under the Bliss Baby Charter. This unit runs regular parent group sessions covering a range of topics like, positive touch to increase parent confidence.

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Read Portsmouth's final report

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.

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Read Frimley Park Hospital's final report

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.

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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.

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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.

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Bliss Baby Charter benefits

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

How Bliss is supporting health professionals to improve neonatal services