Cork father praises CUMH for v...


Cork father praises CUMH for virtual visiting technology

Rebecca Noonan
Rebecca Noonan

06:54 3 Apr 2020

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A new Cork father says virtual visiting technology is allowing him to see his baby without potentially infecting staff or children.

Trevor Carey and his wife Nicola's son Oscar was born premature and has spent the last five weeks at CUMH, however Trevor has been unable to visit his son in person due to visiting restrictions since the outbreak of Covid-19.

CUMH and the Infant Centre at UCC have developed new technology that allows parents to access photos and videos of their children from any device.

Speaking to RedFM News, Trevor Carey says the collaboration means parents can rest assured that their children have the best possible protection from Covid-19.

"Ultimately it all comes down to the safety of the babies, and the care they get.

"And for them to be safe and get good care, then front-line healthcare workers in the neonatal need to be safe.

"If that means putting restrictions in place to keep fathers away and not bring in any infections or viruses like the coronavirus, then I'm all for the restrictions they've brought in."

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