Wellbeing Wallets arrive at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
Published on: 07/08/2019
We are delighted that Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals now have our Wellbeing Wallets, with many thanks to Sussex and Surrey LMS (Local Maternity System) for funding.
Our Wellbeing Wallets are making a difference throughout the UK and are helping more and more babies arrive safely. They are currently being distributed within over 100 NHS Trusts, as part of the government’s stillbirth strategy to reduce stillbirth by 50% by 2025. The content on the wallet forms part of the DH and Sands safer pregnancy messaging and we as a charity are on a mission for every mother to receive one!
Positive feedback from parents and professionals
A pilot generously funded by NHS England, saw 80,000 Wellbeing Wallets distributed within 15 NHS Trusts across the country. All of the trusts reported a decrease in stillbirth rates whist the wallets were in use.
We have received many testimonies that show the information printed on the wallets has undoubtedly saved babies lives.
Take a look at the feedback from the families who have already received their wallet:
“Due to this folder, I rang the midwives when my little ones movements slowed down. He was born by emergency C Section at just 30 weeks He has had a tough life so far, but Joshua has come through fighting.”
“My folder has given me the confidence to call up if I have any doubts or worries, and each time I have been given medical advice on what to do next. I wouldn’t have any idea on whether to call or not if it wasn’t for reading this every time I sit at an appointment.”
“When my baby stopped moving as much I knew I needed to get it checked. I had read my folder when waiting for appointments so I had the confidence to ring. I remained in hospital and delivered my boy after a rapid labour of 1 hour 17 minutes! He became wedged and the labour became a medical emergency. If I had ignored my gut feeling, due to the speed, I doubt I’d of made it to hospital and my boy may not of made it. I am eternally grateful for the folder, that reassured me to trust my instincts, thank you.”
More stories highlighting the little lives that have been saved can be found here.
To see a recent story on the successful reductions in stillbirth numbers since the introduction of the Wellbeing Wallets at Sandwell and West Midlands Trust Hospitals, click here.
To find further information on the pilot and audit, you can see the full report by clicking on the link below.
If your hospital does not yet supply our Wellbeing Wallets and you’re interested in fundraising to help supply them, we’d absolutely love to hear from you. You can also buy a Wellbeing Wallet for yourself, or even as a gift for a pregnant friend in our shop.