The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS foundation trust is one of the largest teaching trusts in England. The trust see and treat more than 2.2 million people every year and their hospitals deliver more babies than anywhere else in Europe.
The trust is the home of multiple sites including Good Hope Hospital, Heartlands Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham and Solihull Hospital. They deliver a huge number of new-borns annually, with an average of 9,000 births per year across maternity units in Heartlands Hospital (6,000) and Good Hope Hospital (3,000).
The trust use Xtag Medical’s baby tagging security system daily to protect their new-borns from the risk of abduction in the busy maternity departments across both sites. The trusts matron and supervisor of midwives said:
We installed baby tagging in early 2011. The system is very easy to use, quick to administer and the tags are easy to attach and are welcomed by parents and their families.
Designed for midwives, the system provides maximum practicality and ease of use for maternity staff while providing the greatest level of protection for new-borns which is widely welcomed by mothers and families.