Neonatal Excellence Awards 2019

Nominate a healthcare professional, neonatal team, or project that has gone above and beyond to care for premature or sick babies in Bliss’ Neonatal Excellence Awards.

About the awards

The Neonatal Excellence Awards are part of the Bliss Baby Charter Conference held in September 2019.

They celebrate outstanding healthcare professionals that make a difference to babies and their families by delivering high quality family-centred care (ensuring parents are actively involved in their baby’s care) as part of the Bliss Baby Charter.

Nominations for the 2019 Neonatal Excellence Awards are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a nomination, our award winners will be announced in August.

Who can vote in the awards?

Healthcare professionals can vote for the WaterWipes Award for Team of the Year or Project of the Year. Parents and family members can vote for the Parent’s Choice award.

Who can be nominated for an award?

The awards are intended to celebrate outstanding healthcare professionals working within neonatal services, therefore all nominees must work or have worked in a professional capacity within neonatal care. All nominees must come from a hospital that is working towards Bliss Baby Charter Accreditation. Find out if your local hospital is taking part on our interactive map.

Neonatal Excellence Awards 2018 winners

Award categories

Parents' Choice

The Parents’ Choice Award is your opportunity to thank a healthcare professional who has supported you and your baby in neonatal care by providing exceptional family-centred care.

Family-centred care ensures parents are empowered to be involved in their baby’s care, supporting parents with tasks such as feeding and nappy changing, and with decision making.

This award has been sponsored by Holiday Cottages.

The WaterWipes Award for Team of the Year

This award recognises a team which demonstrated collaborative working and ambition towards the delivery of family-centred care and the Bliss Baby Charter.

This award has been sponsored by WaterWipes.

Project of the Year

The Project of the Year Award recognises and celebrates a project or initiative that improved outcomes for babies through excellent family-centred care.

This award has been sponsored by Medela.

Lifetime achievement award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is given in recognition and celebration of an outstanding contribution to neonatal care. The award recipient has been selected internally by a Bliss panel.

This award is sponsored by Vitabiotics.