Newborns Vietnam News

Neurodevelopmental Assessment

The care given at birth and immediately after is a determining factor in survival and long term health outcomes of pre term, low birth weight and sick newborns. Impaired neurodevelopmental outcome is a major long-term complication of surviving pre term/low birth weight and sick infants. Neurodevelopmental screening with a neurological examination is important at key […]

Infection Prevention Training

Huge thanks to Liverpool Women’s Hospital for granting Dr Nim Subhear six weeks sabbatical leave. Nim is part of our UK team of Neonatal Consultants who providing training for the junior doctors at the Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children’s neonatal unit. He also led an intensive infection prevention and intervention training programme, this […]

Neonatal Nurse Certificate Award Ceremony 2014

Tuesday 19th August 2014 was a milestone moment for newborns care in Vietnam. The Class of 2013-2014, comprising 27 nurses from the neonatal unit at Da Nang Hospital for Women & Children, were awarded a certificate in neonatal nursing equivalent to Level 4 UK Further Education & Higher Education Qualification Framework. The nurses have been taught […]

Singing to Save Babies

Survive to Thrive – A Candlelit Celebration of words and music from darkness to light. In November 2010, St Martin’s-in-the-Fields hosted a choral concert organised by leading members of the British property and construction industry to raise funds for lifesaving equipment for the new neonatal intensive care unit at the Da Nang Hospital for Women […]

Dr Liz Crathern – Warmth and Nutrition – meeting the infants basic needs

I am one of the neonatal lecturers on the Newborns Vietnam neonatal nurse training programme and have been privileged to be teaching the nurses about a wide range of neonatal issues, including keeping babies warm and developing sucking ability for breast feeding.

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A Great Summer

The Cycle a Difference Vietnam Challenge Ride exceeded all our hopes for fundraising for the neonatal nurse training and the commitment of the cyclists and sponsors was just amazing.

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Sponsor’s Visit

In October we welcomed Mr Bo Olsen CEO of NRE Group, his wife and family, to the neonatal unit. NRE is a founding donor for the design and development of the neonatal unit, sponsor of the Cycle a Difference t-shirts and the nurse training.

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UK Soothers For Newborns

Dr Vinh, Director of the hospital opened a gift from Dr Liz Crathern one of the Canterbury Christ Church lecturers to discover 200 neonatal soothers, these are not available in Vietnam. A light-hearted moment enjoyed by all.

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