NEONATAL nurse at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital with more than 30 years experience, Ann has pioneered an innovative “butterfly” shaped pillow that will dramtatically improve the care of premature babies by helping to keep their airways open and prevent a condition known as “head flattening” which premature babies can develop through lying too long in the same position. Her invention has been patented and is now being marketed throughout the UK.
Ann has gone that extra mile to achieve her dream of making a brighter future for premature babies all over the UK and Europe. Ann says "It's all about nurturing the environment in which we nurse our babies, trying to make them as comfortable as we can. I had thought for a long time about a way in which we could give their heads better support and came up with the idea of her special pillow.