The parents of poorly babies need to be physically and mentally strong so we have set up a group with a difference; NeoMates.
The family support provided by our Neonatal Unit doesn't end when babies leave hospital. NeoMates started out as a parents' coffee morning every Wednesday, but has now expanded to include national Facebook and Twitter groups with members from all over the country.
In addition to supporting each other, sharing advice and swapping stories, NeoMates often get take part in consultations, doctors' training and fundraising initiatives for the unit, playing an important role in improving care.
This is what some of our NeoMates have said about the group:
“This group has been invaluable to us in providing reassurance and a support group in an otherwise very emotional, frightening and lonely journey..."
“There are no words good enough to describe this group! It's the only group where I feel comfortable not one person looks down on you or judges you…"
If your baby has been cared for by the Neonatal Unit at Wirral Women and Children's Hospital you can request to join our private NeoMates Facebook group.
Alternatively, visit the public NeoMates Facebook Page.