QMC and City Hospital each have Neonatal Intensive Care Units which specialise in treating and caring for premature and sick newborn babies.
The experienced neonatal team work closely with midwives and obstetricians, as well as other specialists, such as children’s surgeons and specialist paediatricians.
Each unit is divided into a number of different treatment areas depending on the clinical needs of the baby. It is not uncommon for babies to move between the units depending on their clinical needs.
Throughout your stay you will be kept fully informed of all aspects of your baby’s care. The staff aim to maximise your time with your baby and will encourage you to be involved in their care. We have a range of parent accommodation located on or close to the Neonatal Units. Some of these rooms are used to help parents gain confidence in the care of their baby before going home.
We understand having a baby on the Neonatal Unit can be an anxious time and we aim to support you through this. We have a dedicated Family Care Team on the unit who will provide you with information about the unit and give you additional support both during your baby’s stay and after he or she goes home as needed.
Both of our units are involved in teaching and research with strong links with the University of Nottingham. We are also the lead Neonatal Unit for the Trent Perinatal Network which allows us to link with other Neonatal Units in the East Midlands such as Derby, Mansfield, Lincoln and Boston. Working closely with these units allows all babies in the network to receive the care they require and, should the need arise, they can be transferred between hospitals.
Parents and the baby's siblings are welcome to visit anytime.
Friends and family will be allowed to visit during 2-4pm and 6-9pm