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The lighthouse projects presented on this website are best practice examples from all over Europe and beyond, showing where high standards of care were successfully implemented, in some cases even before the European Standards of Care for Newborn Health (ESCNH) were published. We refer to these projects as “lighthouses” to highlight their exemplary, inspiring nature. By describing these outstanding projects as “lighthouses”, we want to appreciate the commitment of those improving and implementing the ESCNH. Moreover, they also serve as a source of inspiration for everyone who wants to make a change in newborn healthcare.


© NIDCAP Federation International
Giving the infant a voice: the NIDCAP Nursery Program
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19 March 2021

The little hero’s house – a holistic follow-up-concept from the Netherlands
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25 April 2020

Developmental care – from theory to practice
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17 December 2018

Hospital hygiene: How to implement hygiene measures in a hospital – and foster compliance
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24 October 2018

Family and infant neurodevelopmental education
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27 September 2018

© University Clinic Tübingen
Baby simulator doll Paul helps to train emergency scenarios with preterm babies
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7 September 2018

© Elena Venizelou Hospital
Human milk is the best for infants
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6 August 2018

Brochure “Palliative care and grief counselling in peri- and neonatology”
Palliative care and grief counselling in peri- und neonatology
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30 July 2018

Butterfly cot card
The neonatal butterfly project – support for grieving parents and guidance for health professionals
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27 July 2018

© Embrace Innovations
A baby saving innovation – the Embrace infant warmer
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26 June 2018

© Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden
NICU design: the new parents, baby and family centre at the Children’s Hospital Dritter Orden Passau, Germany
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30 May 2018

© El Bebek Gül Bebek
Mother-baby bonding support rooms in Istanbul
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23 May 2018

© Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago
NICU design at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
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16 May 2018