|All Babies to be Tagged at Chelsea and Westminster|
New electronic system provides extra assurance for new parents
A new electronic baby tagging system has been launched in the Maternity Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.
The new system, which has gone live on Wednesday January 18, involves attaching an electronic tag to the ankle of every baby born at Chelsea and Westminster in order to protect babies and give parents peace of mind.
An alarm will go off if any unauthorised attempt is made to remove a baby from the Maternity Unit or NICU.
Essential data about both mother and baby is stored on the electronic tag for quick referencing and identification.
The new baby tagging system provides extra assurance for parents in addition to the existing security arrangements at Chelsea and Westminster which includes a door entry system for all wards on the Maternity Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
The hospital has also published the latest January/February issue of its TrustNews which includes news of
two additional new children’s operating
theatres, both due to open together with
an extended Paediatric High Dependency
The hospital says this is the second phase of the Netherton
Grove Extension. The first phase opened
last Setember with
January 18, 2012