In the red: improving baby safety at Worcestershire Royal

Learn why it’s ‘the simpler, the better’ when identifying hypoglycaemia in newborn babies.

Babies born early at Worcestershire Royal Hospital who are at risk of hypoglycaemia are now being given a red blanket to make it easy for neonatal staff to quickly identify that they need to be monitored and kept warm.

The red blankets are accompanied by a leaflet for new mums, offering information and advice on protecting their baby from low blood glucose.

The initiative forms part of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust’s work around the MatNeo Collaborative – a three-year programme to support improvement in the quality and safety of maternity and neonatal units across England.