Baby Care :: Intensive care cots for sick babies in UK

Doctors in Britain will soon be able to use new technology online National Cot Locator to quickly find intensive care cots for premature or sick babies.

The launch of an online cot locator system promises to release hospital staff from hours of ringing around hospitals across the country if a woman goes into labour early and they have no neonatal intensive care unit or no cot available in neonatal intensive care.

The new government-funded computer system means all available cots in England will be able to be located in seconds and staff will also have access to information on the distance and the time needed to reach the location.

The National Cot Locator (NCL), which was developed by clinical and professional experts, will cover around 40 intensive care neonatal units in England.

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