What to Expect When You Arrive
How to access the unit
The unit is on level 2 in the Maternity Building at the end of the Freya Ward (post natal ward)
Who to talk to about your babies care
Always speak to the nurse who is looking after your baby or the nurse in charge.
Who to talk to if you have any concerns
The nurse in charge is always available to answer your questions and direct to someone senior if needed
Talking to the medical team
The medical team are always present in the unit for ward rounds between 09.00 - 12.00. If required we can ask someone from the medical team to attend the unit and speak to parents at other times, depending on workload and/or emergencies.
Parents are encouraged to be present at ward rounds between 09.00 - 12.00.
Baby Rest Time
12.00 - 14.00
One emergency room on site for parents.
Camp beds available for mum to room in with baby. Mothers rooming in can use the showers on the post natal ward and are offered offered meals throughout the day.
Family Room with fridge, microwave, water fountain and television.
Counselling Room available for private conversations.
Mobile Phone and WiFi Usage
Mobile phone usage is unrestricted but on silence inside cot spaces.
Free Wi-Fi access across the hospital. Landline available on request to staff.
Breastfeeding facilities and support
Breat pumps available for each cot space. All cot spaces are individual and provide privacy to parents. Breast pumps are available to loan free of charge to express at home until baby is discharged. Please return the breast pump on discharge.
Infant Feeding Specialists are available regularly throughout the week.
Facilities for Siblings
Family Room with play area. Changing area for babies/toddlers inside toilet on the unit.
Parent Support Groups
Facebook group - "Yeovil SCBU".
Parents and Siblings
Parents are welcome on the neonatal unit 24 hours a day.
Siblings are free to visit with parents anytime from breakfast until bedtime
Family and Friends
Family and friends are welcome to visit between 14.00 and 19.00hrs daily
A maximum of 2 visitors at cot side at any one time
No children under 11 years old.
Visiting will be restricted to anyone other than parents in emergency situations
Hygiene and Infection Prevention
Strict hand washing at entrance to the unit and hand gel at the cost space.