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Electronic baby tagging system to go live—Wednesday 18 January

16 January 2012

A new electronic baby tagging system has been installed on the Maternity Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

A new electronic baby tagging system has been installed on the Maternity Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

The new system, which is due to go live on Wednesday 18 January, involves attaching an electronic tag to the ankle of every baby born at Chelsea and Westminster in order to protect babies and give parents peace of mind.

An alarm will go off if any unauthorised attempt is made to remove a baby from the Maternity Unit or NICU.

Essential data about both mother and baby is stored on the electronic tag for quick referencing and identification.

The new baby tagging system provides extra assurance for parents in addition to the existing security arrangements at Chelsea and Westminster which includes a door entry system for all wards on the Maternity Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.