The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) unit delivers quality care for premature babies and term neonates from Labour and Delivery. Neonates are admitted to the NICU with varying conditions and gestational ages starting at 35 weeks.

Some babies need special care in hospital, sometimes on the ordinary postnatal ward and NICU.

Babies who are born early.

Babies born earlier than 34 weeks may need extra help breathing, feeding and keeping warm; the earlier they are born the more help they are likely to need babies who are very small or who have life-threatening conditions, usually affecting their breathing, heart and circulation babies born to diabetic mothers. Babies where the delivery has been very difficult may need to be kept under close observation for a time babies with very marked jaundice babies awaiting or recovering from complex surgery.

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