Croydon Health Services Award
Tuesday, 23 November 2010 21:19

Croydon University Hospital's maternity services has been awarded two certificates of commitment from UNICEF for encouraging mothers to breastfeed their babies. The award recognises that the hospital is dedicated to advising mothers breastfeeding helps protect babies against illnesses such as stomach bugs and allergies.

The maternity services have opened three Baby Cafe drop-ins in Croydon during 2010 with more planned to open soon. 

Sue Ashmore, from the hospital said, “We are delighted that Croydon Health Services has received this award. Surveys show us that most mothers want to breastfeed but don’t always get the support they need. Mothers in Croydon have the satisfaction of knowing that their midwives and health visitors are aiming to provide the highest standard of care.” 



Baby Café has been advised of some inaccuracies in the featured external press report:

It should have said that both the hospital and community children's universal services had been awarded the certificate of committment, and the community universal services ie, the breastfeeding team, has opened 3 Baby Cafes.

The head of Midwifery is Sally Brittain, not Sue Ashmore who was reported as being quoted.