Every week on Twitter we host the world’s only #NICUHour (we’re very proud of this!!). Whether you’ve got a Twitter account or not, you can still see what #NICUHour is all about by simply searching the hashtag on Twitter.

We’re a friendly bunch and we get together on a Wednesday 8-9pm. Each week has a different topic to talk about, and some times we get some fabulous nurses, doctors, or parents to host the hour. Not everyone feels comfortable joining in, but we know there’s plenty of parents who watch from the side-lines and know they’re not alone in how they feel.

We’ve planned our topics for the rest of 2018 and popped them below! Occasionally, these may change if we get guest hosts and they need to change dates, so keep popping back!

September 2018

September 12 – How to let friends know how to support you best

September 19 – What’s the best piece of advice you can give parents starting out on their journey

September 26 – Guest hosting: PEEPS HIE charity – term baby on the NICU


October 2018

October 3 – Losing a baby or babies on the NICU, your stories

October 10 – Prematurity or NICU stay after losing a baby on the NICU

October 17 – Making memories with your angel baby before you leave the NICU

October 24 – Preparing to move hospitals. From NICU-SCBU

October 31 – Grandparents in the NICU


November 2018

November 7 – A charity / act of kindness from staff which helped you through your journey

November 14 – How best to look after yourself when your baby is critical in the NICU

November 21 – RSV season, parent experiences

November 28 – NICU to PICU


December 2018

December 5 – Send us your messages of love and support for families spending Christmas on neonatal units

December 12 – How to help families through Christmas

December 19 – #NICUHour happy holidays until January 2019!!


Facts & Figures

Did you know, a ventilator costs on average £25,000

Did you know, reading to your baby in the NICU helps their development?

It costs £505 a day to care for a baby in SCBU

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