2017 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day – London, UK

International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

May 15th 2017

Today we celebrated Kangaroo Care Awareness Day on Starlight Neonatal Unit, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free NHS Trust.

We are a 30 bed, level 2 unit, in London, UK.  We are proud of the family centred, neurprotective care that we provide to the babies and families that we serve.

Today we celebrated Kangaroo Care Awareness Day by baking biscuits, handing out articles on the benefits of Kangaroo Care and practicing safe kangaroo care transfers.  But perhaps the best moment was when our matron surprised us all by dressing up as a kangaroo and came quietly bounding on to our unit.

Tonight we will run our monthly supper club, where we are cooking for all the families, offering massages to the parents from our excellent massage volunteer and providing information on the wonders of kangaroo care, in a short presentation and demonstration.

Happy Kangaroo Care Day 2017

Emily Hills

Neonatal Occupational Therapist

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