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Presence of parents during ward rounds: experience from a Greek NICU
  1. H D Dellagrammaticas,
  2. N Lacovidou
  1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens, Greece
  1. Correspondence to:
    H D Dellagrammaticas
    NICU, 2nd Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens, Aglaia Kyriakou Children’s Hospital, 11527 Athens, Greece; hdellagr{at}

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We read with interest the paper by Bramwell et al1 and we would like to add our experience on this issue. An unrestricted visiting policy has been practised at our neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) since the early 1980s. Even now, this is the only unit practising unrestricted visiting among the 15 NICUs in Greece. Initially, parents were present during ward …

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