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Neonatal Unit/Special Care Baby Unit
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Fetal Assessment Unit (FAU) / Neonatal Unit / Special Care Baby Unit (SBCU)

Fetal Assessment Unit (FAU)

The FAU operates Monday to Friday, 08.30 - 16.30 providing additional outpatient care for women such as monitoring of baby, blood pressure checks, glucose tests etc.


Neonatal Unit / Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)

The neonatal unit care for newborn babies who are either preterm or require a higher level of medical and nursing care following birth. The unit is the result of much hard work by the neonatal team to create both an environment that is a pleasure to work in and one that allows us to provide the highest standard of care for our babies and their families.


Walnut, the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has 22 cots including 3 high dependency cots.  There are also facilities for parents to stay with their babies before discharge. The SCBU has superb new equipment and specially trained staff to give babies needing treatment an enhanced level of care which includes new Incubators and Cardiographs, that show how the baby is progressing in the womb.


There are parents facilities on the ward which enable parents to room in with their babies prior to taking them home. We admit preterm babies of more than 30 weeks gestation; sick term babies and referrals from tertiary units of babies who have required long term intensive care. Continuing professional development is encouraged with members of staff currently undertaking mentor development and neonatal intensive care courses.