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Neonatal Expenses Fund

Neonatal Expenses Fund

Thursday, March 29, 2018

ISBN: 9781788516037

Information on the fund which provides help for families with babies in neonatal care

Executive Summary

Neonatal Expenses Fund (NEF) is designed to help parents of premature and sick newborn babies to offset the cost of travelling to and from hospital during the early days of their babies life and the subsistence required to allow them to spend time with their new born in order to bond as a family during these early days.

Family-centred care is at the heart of neonatal service delivery, ensuring that parents are partners in decision-making around their baby’s care, that parents provide as much care as possible for their own babies, and that there is opportunity for regular communication between parents and clinical staff. This Fund supports these aims through the provision of practical support to enable parents to spend as much time with their baby as possible while in neonatal care.