Who do we see?
Our unit cares for babies born prematurely and babies who are unwell in the first few days / weeks of life.
Babies are usually admitted to the unit from the Delivery Suite/ Labour Ward or the Postnatal ward.
Babies who are very premature are routinely transferred to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in another hospital where they have the facilities to offer long term breathing support and highly specialist care. Once they start to recover these babies are usually transferred back to our unit in Rotherham.
Babies requiring surgical care are routinely transferred to a Neonatal Surgical Centre. These babies are sometimes transferred back to our unit afterwards.