World Book Day Celebrations
Date of release: 5 March 2020
The neonatal and transitional care units at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) celebrated World Book Day.
Chief Executive, David Loughton, Director of Nursing, Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby and Deputy Chief Nurse, Vanessa Whatley paid a visit to the unit to read to some of our patients and help to raise awareness of how important it is reading to your baby.
Neonatal Staff and Noah's Star with donation
World Book Day is a national annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation to promote reading.
As part of the event at RWT the charity Noah’s Star made a special visit to donate a bookshelf filled with books, which parents on the unit are able to take to read to their babies.
Laura Wise, Sister on the Neonatal Unit, said: “We wanted to promote World Book Day for both neuro-development and family integrated care reasons.
David Loughton reading a book to mom Lisa and baby Lottie
“We feel it is so important that parents read to their babies for many reasons such as that it helps build your baby’s vocabulary, stimulates imagination and helps your baby develop listening skills.
“We’ve given every baby on our unit a pack which includes a book, book token, literature, a milestone card and a book mark. Parents in transitional care have also been given packs to join in with our World Book Day celebrations.
“We want to say a big thank you to Noah’s Star who have visited today to give sibling support with arts and craft sessions.”