New Covenant webcams allow family, friends to watch NICU babies

New Covenant webcams allow family, friends to watch NICU babies

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Covenant Children’s has installed 43 high-definition web cameras called NicView cameras to allow family members and friends to see babies in NICU through a livestream. This allows families to see their babies while away from the hospital.

The cameras are at every child’s bedside and include night vision so they can be watched by an unlimited number of family members who have a secured access code, according to a Covenant news release. These cameras were made possible through a donation from community members, Covenant Health Employees and contributions from the Covenant Health Foundation.

The cameras have already been installed and have been used by families with children in NICU since March 11.

“As a new parent, or grandparent, the only thing you want to do is spend time with your new baby,” Dr. Amy Thompson, Covenant Children’s CEO, said in the release. “Sometimes life has other plans and those babies have to stay with us longer than anyone expected. It can be hard to be away while we help them grow, but with these new NicView cameras, you can feel like you’re with baby, even when you’re not.”

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