Objectives To ascertain parental views regarding taking part in neonatal unit ward rounds.
Design A service evaluation project.
Setting Tertiary neonatal intensive care unit.
Patients Parent(s) of infants receiving care on the neonatal unit.
Interventions Structured interviews conducted at the cot side.
Main outcome measures Parents were asked if they knew when ward rounds occurred, whether they had attended ward rounds and if they had not what were the factors inhibiting them from doing so, their experience of attending ward rounds and whether they were concerned about issues of confidentiality.
Conclusions Parents recognised the value of attending ward rounds and generally found it a positive experience, but emphasised limitations on their ability to attend.
- neonatal unit
- parental survey
- ward rounds
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Contributors AG conceived the study; CC collected the data; all of the authors were involved in the analysis; CC wrote the initial draft and all authors were involved in the production of the final manuscript and approved its content.
Funding The research was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre based at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London.
Disclaimer The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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