Mum lobbies MPs over premature baby care

A PORTISHEAD mum has raised her concerns about the impact of cuts to specialist nursing in premature baby care.

Kerrie Rees, whose son Jude was born 10 weeks premature weighing only 3lb 7oz, lobbied MPs at an event organised by Bliss last month. Bliss is a UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.

Jude is now a healthy two-year-old thanks to the specialist care he received at birth.

Kerrie, who lives at Port Marine, talked to MPs about her experience of having a son in specialist care after his birth and called for them to support frontline staff.

She said: “I feel honoured to be able to support Bliss and meeting MPs gave me an opportunity to try and persuade them to take action locally to support services for premature and sick babies.”

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Bliss is urging the Government and hospital trusts to stop making short-sighted cuts to frontline nurses and comply with the Department of Health and NHS Toolkit for high quality neonatal services.

More information about the organisation can be found at

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