Providing Volunteer Sibling Support to Facilitate Family Integrated Care
Dr Gemma Holder
Birmingham Women’s Hospital
Sibling Access Hours
Dr Gemma Holder:
Consultant Neonatologist at Birmingham Women͛s Hospital
Noah’s Star has made such a difference both for our parents and families and our staff. The Neonatal Unit can be a daunting place for young children and having dedicated volunteers to support siblings is fantastic. It is a key component of our Family Integrated Care project and helps facilitate our parents becoming true partners in their babys care, safe in the knowledge that their children are in good hands
When our daughter had finished her first session of Noah’s star that initial weekend of it being rolled out, I remember that the volunteer brought her round to the NICU in a huge flood of tears... all because she didn’t want to leave as she was having far too much fun! ...