What to Expect When You Arrive
How to access the unit
Via main maternity reception 24 hours a day.
Who to talk to about your babies care
The Nurse or Doctor caring for your baby.
Who to talk to if you have any concerns
- Consultant Neonatologist
- Supervisory Ward Sister
- Nurse in Charge
- Nurse caring for baby
Talking to the medical team
Following ward rounds or by appointment with baby’s consultant. Most are available during the day.
- Mornings 08.30
- Afternoons 17.30
- Evenings 20:45
- Handover time – 07.30 -08.00, 19.30 – 20.00
4 bedroom on the unit including quiet suite.
Small number of flats available off site.
Facilities for Parents
Sitting room, bathroom and toilet.
Breastfeeding facilities and support
Breast feeding advisor and key worker 5 days a week. Breast expressing room, breast pumps with premie facility.
Facilities for Siblings
Parent Support Groups
- Parent volunteers
- Clinical psychologist
- Developmental Care Sister
Parents and Siblings
Unit access available 24 hours a day
Family and Friends
Visiting 12:00-19:00, maximum of 2 visitors accompanied by parent.
Up to two parents and one visitor on unit at any time.
Parents would be asked not to visit if they are unwell. Visiting for siblings would be restricted if they had any childhood illness.
Hygiene and Infection Prevention
Coats to be kept outside the unit. Handwashing facility inside door. All visitors to the unit are asked to wash their hands on arrival to the unit.