Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) provides specialist care to sick term and pre-term (premature) newborn babies.
The state-of-the-art facility is located at the Princess Anne Hospital and has 36 cots, 20 intensive/high dependency cots and 16 special care cots.
It is one of the largest neonatal units in the country treating around 750 babies a year, from Southampton, Poole & Bournemouth, Chichester, Dorchester, Basingstoke, the Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester and the Channel Islands.
The purpose-built unit, which was refurbished in 2006, has been specially designed as a bright, welcoming and spacious environment for babies and their families.
The unit provides an extensive range of specialist paediatric services in neonatal medicine and surgery including:
We work closely with the Fetal Medicine Unit in SUHT, managing high risk and complicated pregnancies and deliveries.