NHS staff volunteer to nurture babies
23rd July 2019
Dora Tatar is a Clinical Support Worker on Ward 17, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, and she has volunteered as a staff nurturer for 12 months, comforting babies.
“Nurturing is the most rewarding experience, it gives me a feeling of calm. When I am holding them, the babies are less restless, their heartbeat steadies, they smile and look at me. I really enjoy nurturing babies, I usually visit them around 8am for around an hour, and it encourages me to feel relaxed and calm. The ward are welcoming to me, and it’s great to visit them.
“It’s very special feeling to be able to give time and comfort to babies and add to the care they receive on the ward in a loving way.”