Neonatal Excellence Awards

Family-centred care places babies and parents at the heart of the care they receive on the neonatal unit, ensuring that parents are empowered and supported to look after their baby in a nurturing environment.

All Award Winners

Bliss’ Neonatal Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding individuals, teams and projects that made a difference to babies born premature or sick through delivering high quality family-centred care as part of the Bliss Baby Charter.

The award categories are:

Parent's Choice

This award recognises outstanding health professionals who provide exceptional family-centred care.

Team of the Year

This award recognises a team which demonstrated collaborative working and ambition towards the delivery of family-centred care.

Project of the Year

This award recognises a project or initiative that improved outcomes for babies through excellent family-centred care.

Nominations for 2019 will open later in the year.


On Monday 12 March 2018, Bliss held the Bliss Baby Charter Conference and recognised excellent care through the launch of Bliss’ Neonatal Excellence Awards for outstanding achievements in family-centred care.

This year's winners were:

Parents’ choice - University of North Staffordshire Hospital

Sponsored by Mothercare

The parents for this year's winners nominated this unit for their excellent support in providing information and building their confidence in the care of their baby: Read more.

Project of the Year - Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow

Sponsored by Chiesi

Through perseverance and determination, this unit introduced innovative measures to maximise the thermal environment which has resulted in significant outcomes: Read more.

Team of the year - Leeds Centre for Newborn Care

Sponsored by Pampers

This team has made concerted efforts to deliver teaching to parents to ensure they are central to their baby's care, as well as helping other units to deliver high levels of family centred care: Read more.

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