VIDEO technology pioneered in Glasgow which allow parents to see their sick babies 24-hours a day has been adopted by 60 other neonatal units across the UK.

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital was the first to introduce the vCreate technology for parents which provides them with personalised videos of their infants while they are being cared for in neonatal units and has been running for a year.

Almost 200 parents and extended family members have used the service, which gives families a secure login that allows them access to videos of their own child only.

Neil Patel, Consultant Neonatologist,saod; “The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow aims to offer the very best care and support to both new born babies and their parents or carers.

“However, one key challenge that many parents face is that they may not be able to be with their baby as often as they would like.

“Providing parents an opportunity to get regular updates on their baby when they are unable to be there themselves, whether it be because they need to continue to work or are caring for other family members, is really important and seeing their child on screen can be so much more reassuring than a phone call alone.

“The videos are created by nursing staff when they have time. They have created some amazing productions including music and messages, capturing some very special moments for families. The feedback from parents has been incredibly positive. We are so grateful to the Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity and Treasured MemoRorys who have supported us to develop this amazing service.”