Louise Rattenbury

Works at Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

“Louise has led the unit to becoming the first neonatal unit in the country to achieve the neonatal Baby Friendly Initiative standards. Following this accreditation Louise has also transformed the way families are cared for on the unit. There are now camp beds so every baby can have a parent with them at all times, reducing separation between families. She has supported the team to push away traditional boundaries and put the needs of the family above the  routines of the neonatal environment. She has brought together the whole team (domestics to consultants) to create a unit where families want to be with their baby 24/7.”

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