Guernsey's hospital to launch maternity app to record special moments of premature babies

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An app which will allow nurses to record special moments missed by parents of premature babies is being launched at Guernsey's hospital.

vCreate will help reassure parents of their child's progress when they need to go home to get some much-needed rest, or spend time with older siblings.

Nurses at the hospital will be able to record video updates from a hospital-owned tablet, and send them securely to the parent's own smart device.

The application will be free for parents to use and has been set up with the help of the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation.

Jo Priaulx, co-founder of the PPBF, was keen to support the technology following the premature birth of both of her children.

This new technology will give new parents such reassurance as well as an incredible record of how far their baby has come.

Jo Priaulx, Co-Founder of the PPBD

Heather Renouf, Lead Nurse of the PEH Neonatal Unit has said the app will allow nurses to create video diaries for families to record their child's development.

Nursing staff will be able to record precious moments on camera, like when babies open their eyes for the first time, or comes off ventilation. These milestones are important to parents.

Heather Renouf, Lead Nurse PEH Neonatal Unit