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Call for better neonatal care

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RCN Wales is calling for babies to receive the same level of neonatal nursing care as adults.

In a written statement drawn up in with organisations including special care baby charity Bliss, the college has called for UK-wide implementation of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine’s recommended ratio of one nurse for every baby in all neonatal ICU settings.

The letter also calls for at least 70% of nurses working in ICU to have post-registration qualifications in neonatal care.
RCN Wales director Tina Donnelly said: ‘The demand for care within special units has risen over the last 20 years.

‘It’s essential we have an adequate number of specialist nursing staff to ensure recommended staffing levels so these babies get the highest standard of healthcare,’ she added.

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