Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) specialises in caring for premature and sick newborn babies.
Each baby is closely monitored by an individual bedside nurse and other specialists. Our unit is family friendly and we aim to involve parents.
Babies in NICU’s can very easily catch infections, and proper hand-cleaning and infection control measures cut the risk of this happening. Only Mothers and one(1) other caregiver (Husband/Support person) are allowed in the NICU.
Most babies will have either a heated open cot or a covered incubator which keep their bodies at the right temperature.
Technology and machinery keep babies comfortable with as little extra handling as possible, monitoring them and alerting medical staff when the babies need extra care. Every baby in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) has an individual highly qualified bedside nurse.