by Judy Hitchcock MACN


International Neonatal Nurses Day is 15 August 2018. We extend our most heartfelt gratitude to these exceptional nurses and the vital role they play in the lives of newborns and their families!


From the clinicians who value your experienced preparation,

Your knowledge and efficiency, your amazing dedication,

From the radiographer who appreciates that you understand,

Exactly how to position baby and provide a helping hand,

From the technicians who keep vital equipment going strong,

But know it’s the neonatal nurse who recognises when things are going wrong,

From the mother reassured beyond measure by just how much you care,

Entrusting you to care for baby when she can’t be there,

From the father adapting to this unexpected role,

Adjusting to the situation whereby he has no control,

From the partners who are embracing this wonderful new life,

Moving on from being known as a husband or a wife,

United by this overwhelming responsibility,

No longer just a couple but a fledgling family,

Fearful of so much that neither of them know,

Gratitude is profoundly deep and often hard to show,

But the loudest “THANK YOU” can be heard from those who have no voice,

For their unexpected fragile start to life was not intentionally theirs by choice,

Neonatal babies and their families applaud each and every one of you,

For giving extra special nursing care only found in NICU AND SCBU



Do you want to enhance your knowledge skills in neonatal nursing? Be sure to check out ACN’s Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Care.

1 Comment

  1. Thank you to neonatal nurses
    But what hypocrisy by the ACN who support abortion thus depriving the most disenfranchised and utterly vulnerable unborn child. You recognise the voiceless vulnerability of the newborn while hypocritically championing the right to abortion . Shame on you…. not a proud member

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