Maternity staff at Royal Preston Hospital launch initiative to support parents with infant crying
The maternity team at Royal Preston Hospital has launched a new programme to support parents and care givers with practical support and safe coping strategies for when a baby/infant is crying frequently. The ICON programme, which stands for: I – Infant crying is normal C – Comforting methods can help O – It’s OK to walk...
Maternity Unit at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals nominated for a Nursing Times award
The Nursing Times Awards have nominated the Maternity Unit at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals as a finalist for the prestigious Patient Safety Improvement Award. The team have been nominated for their work in reducing the number of new born admissions to the Neonatal Unit caused by hypoglycaemia (a condition caused by low blood sugar), by 80%. The...
Neonatal and maternity charity to benefit from autumn wardrobe clear outs thanks to local business
Cash4Clothes in Preston has teamed up with local neonatal and maternity charity Baby Beat to help raise funds with an ‘Autumn Clear Out’ campaign which will run throughout October. Cash4Clothes are asking people to drop off their unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories at the shop on Blackpool Road in Ashton and are offering...
Chorley & South Ribble Emergency Department update
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Board met on Monday 21 September to discuss progress made towards the re-opening of the Emergency Department at Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital. The unit has been temporarily closed since Wednesday 1 April as part of the Trust’s response to the pandemic. The Trust has been working towards...
The Baby Beat shop is opening at weekends!
The Baby Beat team are trialling new weekend hours! From Saturday 26th September, you can pop in on Saturdays and Sundays for gifts, baby clothes, snacks and much more! See below for opening hours and more details. We hope to see you there soon!
Penwortham men cycle the Lake District to raise nearly £2000 for local neonatal charity
Local man David Rose and friends have raised over £1,900 in support of maternity and neonatal charity Baby Beat by tackling one of the UK’s most difficult cycling challenges. The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 113-mile sportive around the Lake District, starting at Grasmere and taking in the climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter,...
Baby Beat funds new multi-sensory therapy experience for preterm and sick babies at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Babies on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals can now benefit from a multi-sensory therapy experience thanks to a grant awarded by the Rhodi Charitable Trust to Baby Beat, the charity which supports the neonatal and maternity units. The Sensory Voyager is a mobile play therapy unit for long-term admissions with complex...
NHS hero from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has portrait painted by local artist
Earlier this year, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals launched the Portrait Competition, a national competition where heroes of the NHS are chosen to have their portrait painted by a local artist. Artist Peter Bourne contacted the Trust about Artdex, an organisation who wanted to give back to those working on the frontlines of Covid-19 for their service. ...