Over 95,000 babies are born premature or sick and in need of neonatal care in the UK each year. That’s 1 in 8 babies, or around 270 babies every day.
The time babies spend on a neonatal unit and the care they receive is vital to determining their chances of survival, long-term outcomes and quality of life.
Bliss exists to champion the right for every baby born premature or sick to receive the best care by:
- Supporting parents of babies born premature or sick to be as involved as possible in care and decision-making for their babies.
- Supporting neonatal professionals to deliver high quality baby-centred care and involve parents actively in their babies' care.
- Placing premature and sick babies' voices at the heart of decision-making to ensure that their best interests are always put first.
- Supporting research that can tangibly improve outcomes for babies born premature or sick.
Our ambition is to reach every single baby born needing neonatal care in the UK and their family. We want every baby to benefit from our work, no matter how long they live or how long they spend on a neonatal unit.