Posted: May 1, 2018

Get involved in the new SCBU Dads’ Team

Matt Cray, part of the Northern Neonatal Transport Service at the RVI, has recently established a dads group within the hospital, in order to offer unique support to dads who have a child on the unit.

It is acknowledged that a dad may have a completely different emotional experience to a mum when their child is born prematurely and has to spend time on the unit. The dads group helps to cater for this in a friendly, informal environment.

The team is made up of dads who have experienced life on the unit, who will be chatting to and offering support to dads that are currently on SCBU with their child. The next meeting is on Sunday 20th May, for more information please contact Matt at Matthew.cray@nuth.nhs.uk.

If you are a dad that would like to share your story about your time on the unit, please contact Matt or send an email to info@tinylives.org.uk.

 

Supporting Dad’s in NICU unit poster

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