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Neonatal Unit/Special Care Baby Unit
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Neonatal Unit / Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) - Walnut Ward

Our Neonatal Unit within Walnut Ward provides expert care for new born babies who are either preterm or seriously ill babies who require a higher level of medical and nursing care following birth. 


Our Special Care Baby Unit provides care for babies who are born closer to their due date, born at 34 weeks or over or  have a less serious illness and stabilise a baby's condition before transferring them to another unit or provide emergency care if necessary. 


There are 22 special care cots including three high dependency cots so staff can stabilise and treat critically ill babies before transferring them to another unit. The unit is run by neonatal nurses and paediatricians who together deliver high quality specialised care to treat new born babies in need.

We provide facilities for parents to stay with their babies. 

Visiting the unit

Parents & siblings: Open visiting

Others visitors (2 per day and over 16): 4.30pm - 6.30pm