On average, 24 babies are born every day (8,760 per year) in the Liverpool Women’s Hospital making it the largest single site maternity hospital in the United Kingdom and one of the largest maternity hospitals in Europe.

They are the hospital of choice for thousands of mothers due to their high-quality care, friendly staff and exceptional security infrastructure. Midwives use Xtag Medical’s baby tagging system daily to improve security in the neonatal department and effectively manage their maternity patients.

“Xtag have given us a comprehensive and robust service that ensures the best client experience. The dedication and passion shown by Xtag Medical has been exemplary. Special mention should be made of their problem-solving ability when moulding the most effective solution to a tricky hospital design."

Baby tagging prevents the rising risk of abduction, which can occur due to custodial issues, drug and alcohol abuse, psychological disorders and ransom endeavours. An abduction attempt and more severely, a successful abduction incurs devastating physical and emotional implications on the families of new-borns, midwives and hospitals.

The severity of an abduction widely creates a negative public perception of the hospital they take place in, forcing the public to loose trust in their security measures and overall delivery of care. The solution therefore adds an extra layer of security that is widely welcomed by midwives, families and external regulators.

As the system helps to improve the security of the maternity department, the UK’s external regulatory body – The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommend and welcome the use of baby tagging systems, which in turn improves the overall security rating of the hospital.

Conclusively, the systems are becoming increasingly common in modern day hospitals such as Liverpool Women’s, who use the system to secure and manage their maternity patients on a daily basis. Baby tagging helps to improve the performance of maternity care and security, providing peace of mind for families when it comes to the safety of their precious new-borns.