The Royal Surrey Maternity Unit has officially been presented with its award for providing a Gold Baby Friendly Service.

The Maternity Unit undertook UNICEF’s rigorous assessment in the spring and was awarded Gold in June. The Royal Surrey Maternity Department has maintained its Baby Friendly accreditation for twenty years and is one of only a few organisations in the county to be awarded the UNICEF’s Baby Friendly Gold Award.

This new award recognises that the Baby Friendly Standards, and the high quality care they represent, are embedding within the departments culture and values.

While every single member of the multidisciplinary team can take some credit for this prestigious award, we must give special recognition to our infant feeding team who completed the rigorous assessment process while continuing to maintain their excellent clinical service. Well done!

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