Baby tagging systems are welcomed by midwives, families and external regulators. They have become increasingly popular in recent years as they help to increase security and improve patient management.

Maternity Ward Security

Greatly enhances patient security and reduces the rising risk of infant abduction. The systems are used to play an integral part in an effective overall safeguarding strategy in a busy hospital environment.

Abduction Threats

A successful abduction can have serious physical and phycological complications for midwives and families. They also create a negative perception of the hospital they take place in which can be seen in media publications across the world.

Patient Management

Midwives give each baby a unique ID used to track the location and safety status of babies throughout the day. This is especially useful in maternity departments that birth larger quantities of new-borns every day, such as Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who deliver over 7000 births a year (about 19 births a day).

Xtag Secure on New-Born Baby

Public Perception

Mothers and families welcome the use of baby tagging systems as they help to keep their loved ones safe. They improve the overall perception of hospitals and many mothers only choose to birth their new-borns in hospitals that use the systems.

Welcomed by External Regulators

External regulators, such as the Care Quality Commission (CQC) welcome the use of baby tagging systems. They are often recommended during quality audits and risk assessments. Baby tagging systems can boost a maternity ward's safety score, contributing to an improved safety rating on their next inspection.

Integrates With Existing Security Infrastructure

Most systems integrate with existing security infrastructure within the hospital including, CCTV cameras, access control and elevators. This means that hospital security staff can manage the introduction easily and utilise the technology to work seamlessly alongside existing security systems.