A hospital has banned visitors from “cooing” over newborn babies to protect their dignity and parents’ right to confidentiality.
People have been told they should resist the temptation to touch or be too familiar with the new arrivals. They are also being warned to respect patient confidentiality by not talking to staff or parents about babies.
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Debbie Lawson, the neo-natal manager at the special care baby unit, said: “We know people have good intentions but we need to respect the child.
“Cooing should be a thing of the past because these are little people with the same rights as you or me.”
on Sep 27, 2005